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chamfer on table top

by Apjow
posted 07-16-2017 10:57 AM


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dhazelton

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#1 posted 07-16-2017 12:48 PM

Figure out what that angle is by drawing it out on a piece of paper. Then either cut it with a circular saw or table saw with the top standing on it’s thickness (you’ll have to clamp support material on the edge if you use a circular saw to keep the sole plate flat). You’d have to start and stop short and finish it with a hand saw. Unless you can find a router bit close enough to that profile to run it through a router table or shaper. You’ll still have to finish with a hand saw if the chamfer is suppose to end squared off.

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Apjow

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#2 posted 07-18-2017 01:08 AM

Thanks, I was thinking of trying something like that, but I’ll try my hand at making a jig first. I’m not the best at making jigs, so this should be a good opportunity to get better. I figure I’d figure out my angle and make an edge running jig, this way I can have the same cut on all 4 sides.

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ChefHDAN

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#3 posted 07-18-2017 02:42 AM

Is the table already existing and you’re making a new top? Very confusing description, for putting in a photo, you just need to click the img button and select a photo from your computer to insert. SOme photos would REALLY help us help you. I’d suggest you use a Chamfer bit in a router to make the cuts & then you can easily start & stop where you want. Look at these chamfer bits it’s okay it’s a safe link to the MLCS site, and you can often find their items on Amazon which if you’re Prime you can get the free shipping. They have a bit with a 1 3/8” cutting length which should be “close enough” for your 1 5/8” spec. IMO

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Apjow

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#4 posted 07-20-2017 01:10 AM

Here is the table, it’s not exactly the same but the idea is there. My concerns are that there is no skirt or apron to keep the table flat ( I’ll put support hidden underneath). The wood was already glued together before I received it and there are some 8” wide boards glued next to each other, already warping! I’ll probably rip it and put it back together, and I have to add extensions on the end to expand the table, first time I work with these concepts, so a little worried but pretty sure I can do it. Any advice, concerns, or anything is most welcome, thanks!

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Loren

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#5 posted 07-20-2017 01:18 AM

Get a spokehshave, chisels, rasps and
files and make the parts.

Don’t forget to charge good money
for your time taking over somebody
else’s problem.

You can rough cut bevels to within 3/16”
or so, maybe closer using a good quality
jig saw and perhaps a long blade.
Bosch is good. I have a Festool which
is good too. Jig saw blades are known
to deflect in the cut but how much depends
on the blade and the wood being cut.

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ChefHDAN

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#6 posted 07-20-2017 12:58 PM



Get a spokehshave, chisels, rasps and
files and make the parts.
Don t forget to charge good money
for your time taking over somebody
else s problem.
- Loren

Have to agree with Loren there, but i’d likely build a 90* jig base for my router to keep it dead flat & stable on the edge and use that big chamfer bit to get the cuts done and then finish/finesse with a spoke shave

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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000

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#7 posted 07-20-2017 01:14 PM

Straight bit in a router with a tilt base.

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JBrow

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#8 posted 07-20-2017 02:50 PM

Apjow,

If you have the latitude to substitute a cove for the chamfer, the cove could be accomplished at the table saw. A temporary fence set diagonal to the table saw blade would guide the table top. A start and stop block would limit the length of the cut. In doing the table saw cove, multiple passes are made, each no more than 1/8” deeper than the previous cut, until the depth of the cove is achieved.

If interested, here is a video that discusses setup.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqXyiYDmj34

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Apjow

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#9 posted 07-20-2017 04:24 PM

Thanks for all the replies and links! The chamfer is around 66 degrees, if I remember correctly, I have it written down somewhere. So a 45 degree bit won’t really help, I tried one already by doing small passes with the router. Does anyone know of any router bits that would have a larger angle? it doesn’t have to be exactly the same, I do have some leeway with that, as for the cove idea, although I can’t wait to try that technique, the client has his heart set on this “zen” design. And I’d like to achieve this design as well. Maybe I’ll do a test with a jig saw, mine is pretty old, but it won’t quit! Seems like a lot of fixing up afterwards though. probably an angled jig with a 1 5/8 straight bit taking 1/8 or so off at a time. I really should just start already!! Hahaha procrastination at its finest

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Loren

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#10 posted 07-20-2017 04:47 PM

You may be able to fudge it with a panel
raising bit. with a straight profile. I think
the angle is probably not right but I never
measured. You would still have to finish
the cut by hand as a panel raiser has
“steps” on both ends of the cut.

A long straight bit in a tilting router base
is another option. You can buy tilting router
bases from a few different sources.

If you have a radial arm saw a large angled
auxiliary table can be built and the bevel cut
by cranking the saw up high and using a
dado blade to remove the material.

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dhazelton

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#11 posted 07-22-2017 01:00 AM

Cut a wedge of wood at 21 degrees, clamp it to the top and run the base of your router across that

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