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Need Help Finding a Router Bit for Base Trim

by Laneo
posted 07-24-2017 04:54 AM


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Loren

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#1 posted 07-24-2017 05:03 AM

Google “custom router bits”.

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JBrow

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#2 posted 07-24-2017 01:01 PM

Laneo,

Making your own moulding in the quantity and consistency you would need for a dozen new homes sounds more like a job for a moulding machine rather than the a router. In addition to the problem of matching an existing profile, I would think that achieving the consistency required for a moulding run could be problematic. The moulding machine would get the job done faster and easier.

After the initial investment in the buying a moulding machine, custom made cutters would probably be relatively inexpensive. I would also guess that a number of stock cutters of varying profiles for less money than custom cutters would be available.

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#3 posted 07-24-2017 01:52 PM

Might be easier to grind your own knives for a shaper.

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DrDirt

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#4 posted 07-24-2017 08:41 PM

Contact Sierra and see if they would or already have a poly version of mfp-029

Not likely you are the first person wanting a waterproof version of a trim profile

They ma sy no but its worth a shot

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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TungOil

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#5 posted 07-24-2017 09:59 PM



Contact Sierra and see if they would or already have a poly version of mfp-029

- DrDirt

+1 on buying it. Don’t make your own molding unless you are really bored and have nothing else to do. Your cost to do so will be much higher than purchasing it.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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Laneo

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#6 posted 07-29-2017 08:55 PM

Sorry for the late reply guys; it’s been a long and hectic week. Loren, I’ve spent a week Googling every combination of “router bits” including “custom” that I can think of to no avail. I did try to do my homework before troubling you gentlemen. :) JBrow, I’m not making trim for the whole house just a few pieces for the master bath maybe 16’ per house max. waho6o9, yes, this might be my only recourse.

@ DrDirt and TungOil, I would love to just buy pre-milled waterproof stock rather than make my own (I’m never that bored ;)) and am trying to contact the manufacturer to see what they have to say. I had a sales person at the pro desk looking into it at one point with no results so I will go the direct route now. I do know that a poplar version at least exists so I might just have to settle for that.

It blows my mind that such a simple profile that is so common should be so impossible to find a router bit for. I mean the total height of the actual profile is only 1 and 5/8 inches. o_o

I still would love a bit for this base as then I could turn my router table into a coping station.

Anyway, thanks for your replies. I follow up with what I can find out.

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bigJohninvegas

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#7 posted 07-29-2017 09:38 PM

If you are using enough of this profile you may be able to get the supplier to make it for you in the polystyrene material. I have heard of guys having this sort of thing done. May have a minimum of 500’ or 1000’.
They are selling it in MDF. Are they offering it in poplar? Or are you making that too?
I have a friend here that does amazing custom work. And when he starts doing whole house remodels he has told me its cheaper to have it done vs making it himself.

-- John

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000

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#8 posted 07-29-2017 10:17 PM

Check with this company#.

If they don’t have it call them and get a quote to have it made for you.
Won’t cost anything to find out if it’s affordable.

I have had them run molding for me before.
I wouldn’t make my own.

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