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Getting rid of burn marks?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Bugeater281, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Just a quick question to see what you guys do. I ALWAYS end up with router burn marks on the neck heel. Seems if you go to fast during routing, you get tear out. But if you go too slow I get burn marks. Just curious if anyone has tricks to get rid of them. Sanding those 1/4in radius ruins that radius quickly and noticeably. Any tips?
     
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  2. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

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    Buy some new router bits? ;)

    Not much you can do besides sanding.
     
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    He could paint some “Happy little trees” over the burns;)
     
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    Don't router the heel. Use a sander.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:

    THIS ∆∆∆∆∆
     
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    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I do NOT use routers to profile ANY part of a guitar and the tearout on my banjo rim is why, sharp bits, grain orientation does NOT matter, it WILL happen :p
     
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    Like other have said, use a sharp bit. I personally always start with the end grains so that the bit is not hot. Not sure it really helps but in my mind it does??
     
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    I don't really have a solution but are you running the router at the right speed? I used to hate routing (mainly because of burning) untill I found out I was running the router too fast all the time. I run my 1/2 copy bit at about 22.000 rpm.
     
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