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Forum topic by dschlic1 posted 01-18-2016 08:54 PM 3888 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-18-2016 08:54 PM

I am working on a project where I would like to duplicate the curve shown in the picture below on the edge of a 3/4” thick board. Being a 3/4” board I would normally look at a bit with a 3/8” radius curves. However the bits I am finding (Whiteside 2210 or MLCS 8862) have a cutting heigth of 1” not 3/4”.

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#1 posted 01-19-2016 12:57 AM




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#2 posted 01-19-2016 01:17 AM

This is what I think you need.

The Whiteside bit (1” cutters) will work if you run the bearing on the top, just lower the bit into the base so that you don’t use the step portion of it.

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#3 posted 01-19-2016 02:47 AM

Looks like all you are trying to do is catch the bearing. Consider clamping a scrap piece under it? I’m a cheapskate so I always try to “improvise” with the stuff I have when I can.

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#4 posted 01-19-2016 04:40 PM

After doing some additional research, I found that the type of bit I want is an ogee without the roman or fillet added. For example the bit shown by MadMark is a roman which will leave a square edge. The bit shown by jbay will not.

Also it looks like the vast majority of bits have a cutting depth of 11/16”. This would leave 1/16” of the board to ride on the bearing. However in my case I will probably be routing this profile on a router table so don’t necessarily need a bearing (have a fence).

Thanks to all for your help.

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