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Posted on Help with figuring out what kind of router bits are needed for old trim Re-creation

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#1 posted 02-14-2018 12:20 AM

I’m not sure you’re dealing with strict roundover
and flat profiles, which complicates it.

However, if you aren’t butting the new moldings
up against old ones probably nobody will be able
to tell if they don’t match exactly.

The roundovers at the edges can be done with
standard roundover bits with bearings. These are
among the most useful router bits and I would
recommend you just buy a 4 or 5 piece set.

The roundover of the “step” can’t be done with
a bearing guided bit. You may be able to get the
effect you want using a “plunge roundover” bit if
you can find one short enough. Or buy a bearing
guided bit in the right size and grind off the
bearing nub.

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