I was trying to make a bunch of small cutting boards using a board that I made in 7th grade as a pattern. It is in the shape of a pig, so there are lots of turns etc and the pattern crosses the grain at different angles in the project.
Used double sticky tape to attach the blank to the pattern. I had cut it roughly to shape, about 1/8" larger than the original. I used a straight flush cut bit in my router table. Lots of tear out and a near accident, I wasn't holding down hard enough on a push pad and the router bit grabbed the piece and threw the whole thing off the table. Fortunately using the push pad kept my fingers out of the way.
No luck on the second one either, they both are in the trash. I can't find anything in my books that tells me what I'm doing wrong. Should I slow down the router speed? Should I be using a spiral bit?
Thanks for the help.