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Forum topic by Cord posted 06-17-2019 03:20 PM 138 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-17-2019 03:20 PM

Working on trimming out my cabin project and I want to use a 3/4 edge bead on the inside edge of the casing. The outside edge will have back band and the head will be a built up detail. We’re talking old school mill work. If you want to see the edge bead profile, it can be found here: That website is for router bits and I’m thinking I’d rather use the shaper because I believe it would offer more control. The problem that I can’t seem to get around is how to nail the trim to the jamb.

When the profile is cut into the board before hand, it will be in the way of the nail that would fasten the casing to the door jamb. The rounded profile will be about 1/4” diameter and with the casing set back 1/8” from the jamb, that only leaves 3/8” to nail into. Toe nailing inside of the edge profile will increase the chance of the pin breaking out the face of the jamb.

The one way that I can see around this is to cut a rabbet that would receive the edge bead after the casing has been nailed on. This could be rather slick because it would help hide the nails. This raises and interesting question; how do I run that small of a profile through the shaper?

The only way that I can see it is to take a larger board, run the profile and then cut the profile off on the table saw. I’ll now need to reset the feather boards before I can make the next pass. Is this really the best way? Seems to be rather time consuming. Ok, if I’m making a dresser, but rather tedious to run several hundred feet.

Sure would like to get some opinions of those who have done this before.

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#1 posted 06-17-2019 05:01 PM

Rip the the board so that width is twice the width you want plus the kerf of the blade. Put the profile on both edges and then rip it in half. Of course if you are literally going to be doing this on several hundred feet. Just put the bead on both sides, setup the table saw to rip off one side on all of the boards, change the table saw setup to rip off the second side, take the piece from the middle of the board, cut the profile on both sides and repeat.

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