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Routing Tiger wood10/18
I am looking for some advice on routing Tiger Wood.
The project is for a curved handrail for a deck. The rail will be made up of 5 pieces of 3/4" thick tiger wood laminated together after they are machined.
I am just wondering what the best feedrates, tooling, cutting strategy (Conventional/climb??/) are for this type of wood.
Right now I am planning to use a 1/2" dia. up spiral router at about 350 IPM @ 18000 RPM and cut in 4 passes. With a rough cut first that will be offset from the finished part.
Does anyone have any experience with this wood?
I appreciate all thoughts on this.
I'll bite what is Tiger Wood?
It's a tropical south american hardwood. Very hard. I am not much of an expert on exotic species to give much more info unfortunately.
I built an outdoor bar and covered an exterior half wall in vertical T&G in Tigerwood back in the summer.
What tooling did you use to route it ?
What type of glue did you find worked best?
I used a 1/2" compression chip breaker from freud. I keep one in 5hp PC Speedmatic to use with templates on job.