Wondering if any woodworkers have a method for creating ramped entry/exit flutes using the Festool router and guide system? I have become accustomed to the ease of setup and exact tolerances using the guide system but would like to do some tapered fluting to reduce burn and match existing millwork.
(Cabinet and Millwork Installation Forum)
From contributor F:
I have pondered ramped router fluting setups in the past. I have always concluded that scraping a few burns is faster and easier. I am not familiar with Festool guide systems. My guide system is a stout shop built router table with a straight fence. A deft hammer tap moves the fence 10 thousandths of an inch, which is well within my tolerance for flute work. I hope you find what you are looking for. If not, my advice is that the best tool in the world for removing wood burns is a burr scraper. I reground a triangular scraper with a wooden handle into the correct radius for my flute. I then use a burnisher to roll a small burr onto the sharpened edge of the tool and it makes very short work of removing the burns.
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