Re: Tips for routing cedar end grain?
when i built my white cedar deck last year, i radiused all the ends and edges of the deck boards, 400 sqft of 5/4 by 4 by 6 ft boards
tearout was a problem at first and i wasnt going do every board twice resetting the router every time, so i set up two routers with the same type of bit. one was set with a rough pass to remove maybe 2/3 of the material, and the second router a fine finish cut. cut the ends first then the edges
the cedar that was wet from rain did cut better but not much, two passes did it nicely
for a furniture grade cut, id do three passes or more on any wood but particularly a soft wood like cedar
i used a pair of laminate trimmers for routers, the bit speed is 23000 rpm, faster than most routers and a pair of new freud bits
my shop is a beaver lodge
steve, sarnia, ont