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AdrJunkie

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07-23-2018 05:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router oak question

I am trying to build a cabinet to match my existing cabinets. I have it all taken care of except the drawer pull. I’m not sure what kind of bit this would be, or if it’s more than one. The routed edge is close to 1” wide. I can only find raised panel ogee bits that wide. Thanks in advance


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#1 posted 07-23-2018 05:26 PM

This was most likely made with a custom shaper head.
You will be hard pressed to find this in a router bit.
If you do find it, expect that it will not be inexpensive. ($85 to $100 range)
https://www.amanatool.com/products/router-bits/profiling-router-bits/table-edge-router-bits.html

For a single drawer front you could use a series of cuts using more common bits, and/or your tablesaw , to achieve the fundamental profile.
Don’t underestimate the value of a course sanding block in finalizing the profile.

Thinking completely ‘out-of-the-box’, you could attempt to discover the original manufacturer and pay them to make another front for you. It might be cheaper than trying to tool up for one front.

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#2 posted 07-23-2018 05:33 PM

Use a table saw…carefully.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 07-23-2018 05:46 PM

I appreciate the responses. I figured this was a custom piece and I’ve searched every cabinet for a manufacturer with no luck. I’ll try a couple of techniques out on a scrap piece and see if I can get it close enough.

We just moved a few weeks ago and I’m sure I’ll be refacing them before too long. Just need something to blend in until then

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#4 posted 07-23-2018 05:59 PM

This looks like a traditional or thumb nail table edge profile. Largest sizes typically can have 1 inch cut width.
Whiteside, Amana, and Eagle all have bits with similar profile?
Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#5 posted 07-23-2018 06:10 PM

Possible candidate?
https://www.whitesiderouterbits.com/collections/door-edge-bits-front-face/products/6020

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#6 posted 07-23-2018 06:22 PM

Use a combination of a round over bit and a hand plane.

Here is kinda an example

https://youtu.be/yTiPoHNU8zA

good old stumpy nubs :)

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#7 posted 07-24-2018 11:52 AM

Still think a table saw is quicker and easier.

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#8 posted 07-24-2018 12:04 PM

Take a look at MLCS. They have a large selection of profile bits.

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#9 posted 07-24-2018 12:58 PM

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#10 posted 07-24-2018 03:17 PM

Is it profile A or C perhaps of these Euro style door edge bits?
https://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/bt_door.html

EDIT: And if that doesn’t work, try searching “cabinet edge profiles” in google and select images. That may help you visually find similar profiles.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#11 posted 07-24-2018 03:20 PM

I did find a bit from amana. It’s a 2.5” D. Looks pretty close. It’s $76 on toolstoday.com. I think I’ll still try the round over and table saw on a scrap piece first. Hopefully I can pull it off and save some cash

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#12 posted 07-24-2018 03:37 PM

Those MLC bits are only listed at $21 on their website if they are the right profile.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#13 posted 07-24-2018 05:11 PM


Is it profile A or C perhaps of these Euro style door edge bits?
https://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/bt_door.html

- Lazyman

Profile C looks pretty close. I think I’ll order one at that price. Thanks Lazyman

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#14 posted 07-24-2018 07:49 PM

I agree with the Capt about it being a thumb nail table edge profile.

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#15 posted 07-24-2018 09:54 PM



This looks like a traditional or thumb nail table edge profile. Largest sizes typically can have 1 inch cut width.
Whiteside, Amana, and Eagle all have bits with similar profile?
Best Luck.

- CaptainKlutz


I agree with the Capt about it being a thumb nail table edge profile.

- BurlyBob

That’s what I’ve been searching for. I actually just found one on MLCS that looks like the candidate. It’s a thumbnail with a 1 1/8” cut which is what mine is. https://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/bit_table_edge.html#455

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