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Forum topic by JetJunkie posted 09-05-2018 10:57 PM 519 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-05-2018 10:57 PM

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I have been searching online for a bit to match a profile used on a customers door that I am needing to match. I am not having any luck. Where would you guys look? Pictures attached.

-- Nathan, Indiana,

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#1 posted 09-05-2018 11:13 PM

Doesn’t look like you will be able to use a combination of bits to get the profile. Looks like you could get close however. May have to settle to getting close then using a scratch stock to do final shaping if getting a custom bit made is out.

If possible (not matching other pieces or not sentimental attachment) could just create and replace all the profile on the door with something similar with what you can make with current router bits on hand.

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#2 posted 09-05-2018 11:32 PM

Have you looked through the MLCS website? They have quite a large inventory of edge profile and molding bits.

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#3 posted 09-05-2018 11:40 PM

I think you will have a rough time finding a bit to match. If its a small amount you could get it close with standard bits and make it match with a scratch Stock.

If you have a shaper, getting a knife to match would be as easy as as phone call to any one of the many knife grinding shops.

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#4 posted 09-06-2018 12:37 AM

I do have a shaper but have always used it as a router sadly. Would I just call a machine shop, or do I just search knife grinders in my area? Thanks all!

-- Nathan, Indiana,

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#5 posted 09-06-2018 12:57 AM

If you have a shaper, it shouldn’t be hard to have that profile made for you. I expect that’s what I’d do.

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#6 posted 09-06-2018 02:11 AM

I sent an email to these guys. I’ll see what happens. Thanks for the suggestions!

-- Nathan, Indiana,

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#7 posted 09-06-2018 02:35 AM

This may help if you want to outsource the profile work:

We use a Shop Fox moulder and obtain our knives from:


-- Wuddoc

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#8 posted 09-06-2018 02:45 AM

Woodworkers tool works or oella saw (really any saw sharpening / knife grinding shop) can set you up with a corrugated head and knives custom matched to your profile.

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