A Cautionary Word On Body Shape Routing

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  1. Jack Wells

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    As many of you may have read in my posts I suggest downhill routing when routing a body shape to prevent tear-out. If you follow this suggestion, half the time you are not pushing against the rotating router bit cutter. It is therefore also suggested that you make several shallow passes and hold on tight to the body (when using a router table). If not the body could be pulled out of your hands.
     
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    I admire the responsibility you feel when putting advice out there! Thanks for all the teachings
     
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    Well, that explains the UFOs out by Roswell.:D
     
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    Ahahahahah :D
     
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    Any tips for routing out a neck?
     
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    Be very carefull routing the ends.
     
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    I like to clamp the wood down good and use the hand held router, hold on tight , seem to have more control
     
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    I also do my rounding over this way. Not so much scope for things to go drastically bad with the rounding over, but it certainly saves some time sanding things smooth.
     
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    Thats the way I did my thinline. And always shallow passes and downhill without fail.
     
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