XCarve as a small slab / charcuterie flattening jig? How to?

Can anyone guide a new X-Carve user how to do this, what router bit to use, etc? Really need flattening 101 help ! Tks.

You can use a straight router bit or a specialized bit to flatten boards.

I leveled my basswood table with a bit like this although I bought a Whiteside one IIRC.

Amana Tool 45525 Carbide Tipped 1-1/8 Dia x 1/2 CH x 1/4 Shk x 1-19/32 Long Spoilboard Surfacing & Flattening 3-Flute Router Bit

I actually just wrote the Gcode to go in a straight line front to back, shift over 3/4 of the diameter and come back to Y zero location. Then the next line shifted over and repeated. The drawing looked like this:

You could set up to do your boards with double sided tape to avoid clamps.

You can do it with cheap bits too:

Yonico Straight 3/4 in. Dia 1/4 in. Shank Carbide Tipped Router Bit 14955q - The Home Depot

These may leave ridges to sand out.

A bowl bit has rounded edges.

Dish Carving Bits - Lee Valley Tools

Either way a Thickness sander is a good investment for panels after routing.

JET 723510 JWDS-1020 115V Benchtop Drum Sander – MaxTool

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