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I haven't had this problem and it's puzzling me. I am doing fretwork and the bit keeps "grabbing". I have the three bits that Bonnie sells for fretwork. I haven't used 2 of them at all. One of them is my fav and I use it all the time. Since this is an important step, I decided to use a new bit. The first one really grabbed then the drill bit type bit did that same thing. Seems I have to penetrate slowly, even then it can happen just not as much. My bits are new and I am going straight in ( perpendicular). This fretwork is going through a tiny bit thicker "meat"...... I normaly cut down down more to go through. Is it the slight thickness causing this?
just FYI, I did remover outter skin and some gourd, sanded it smooth . Last night I had to stop. I was tired and didn't want to mess up the whole gourd box. Worked too hard on this one to mess it up.
Is it possible its just the gourd?hmmm, maybe I should see what good ole faithful ( my fav bit) reacts. This is strange.