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Feed direction climb cut

When the feed direction is OPPOSITE the rotation of the bit, it is called a conventional cut It is easy to control and yields great results. When the feed direction is the SAME as the rotation of the bit, it is called a climb cut Climb cuts have their place in routing, but generally speaking they are to be avoided on a router table. Save climb cuts for handheld router use only when the amount of wood you are removing is very little per pass and when you are intentionally doing it and are aware of the danger.

Carol Reed

QI want to mix a V/j pound cut of shellac using dry flakes and alcohol. My question is, do I need a conversion factor since I am mixing ounces by weight (flakes) with ounces by volume (alcohol)?

Paul L. Stotler Leonardtown, Maryland

A Good question. No, you don't need a conversion factor since the formulas for shellac are already "converted."

If you were trying to mix to a percentage, such as a 25 percent solution, you'd need to stick to either weight or volume, but "pound cut" is already a mixed measure.

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Feed direction climb cut

When it comes to shellac, "pound cut" is a mixed measure — a weight (shellac) combined with a volume (alcohol).

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