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Forum topic by Phillym posted 10-14-2018 01:06 PM 305 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Phillym

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10-14-2018 01:06 PM

Hello

I rounded over a 3/4 inch table top with a 3/8 inch bit. I wanted to get more of a fillet. Can I re-adjust the bit and make another pass?

Thank you


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#1 posted 10-14-2018 01:29 PM

Yes, If you just increase the depth so that the shoulder engages the wood, the shoulder will sort of cut a ledge (and adjust the rounded over corner as well). I recommend practicing on a scrap first so you can see how it is going to look before making any cuts on your actual piece.

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#2 posted 10-14-2018 01:43 PM

Thank you Nathan.

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#3 posted 10-14-2018 01:46 PM

Phil, which bit are you actually using ?
when you have time, it is always a good idea to practice
different bit profiles on scrap wood to see their characteristics.
also, a combination of different bits can give you a very unique profile.

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#4 posted 10-14-2018 01:48 PM

3/8 round over. Just like the first one in your reply

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#5 posted 10-14-2018 01:58 PM

like Nathan said: just always make practice cuts on scrap
prior to dipping the router into something that you can not recover from.

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