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Forum topic by hvw posted 09-29-2020 02:20 PM 310 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hvw

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09-29-2020 02:20 PM

I’m a complete newby here. I posted this question earlier but don’t know where to find it. My question was this, my kitchen cabinet doors are about 40 years old, middle of the road doors. They’re made from 3/4 inch birch over mdf plywood. The doors have a routed inset that goes completely around each door.

The inset is made using a router bit that is essentially a 5/16 cove bit with a top edge that leaves a narrow flat edge at the top of the cut. 1/4 inch shank. I need one of those bits but have not had any luck finding one. I have one made by Bosch that used years ago but the product number is now unreadable. I’m going to try to include a pic of mine.

What I’m looking for is any info on where to buy this bit. I’ve checked the Bosch and Amana catalogues with no luck.
Thanks for any help.


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ChefHDAN

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#1 posted 09-29-2020 02:29 PM

Welcome to LJ HVW,

Can you tell us what you are trying to achieve? An inset door is usually “in-set” to the door opening of the face frame and does not contact the face-frame. If your doors contact the face-frame when closed they are overlay doors which are the most common and can vary from full to partial overlay.

Lots of great experienced WW’rs here and pictures and solid descriptions will help get you the answer and advice you need. I “think” you’re looking for an Ogee bit to replicate the visible edge forming on a new door but it’s unclear.

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#2 posted 09-29-2020 02:31 PM

i just went through my freud catalog and didn’t see any like it,lots of cove bits but none with that top edge.maybe try rockler they have a pretty good selection.good luck.

one thing you could do if you cant find one is route a channel with a double straight flute bit to give you the square top edge then route out the cove with a regular cove bit.more work but should get you what you need.

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Robert

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#3 posted 09-29-2020 02:53 PM

What pottz said^^^

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#4 posted 09-29-2020 04:09 PM

Long search and long wait …. Isn’t it better to do it yourself ?? 2 hours of work …....

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hvw

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#5 posted 09-29-2020 05:24 PM

Thanks for the advice and suggestions. I’ll keep looking, assuming they’re till made. Otherwise I think I’ll try Potz sugestion.

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#6 posted 09-29-2020 05:31 PM

I’ve seen them. Mlcs or Grizzly. Its specifically a plunge but. The flats allow it to start properly. The flat bottom was a side benefit.


Grizzly C1195 – Ogee Plunge Bit, 1/4” Shank, 3/8” Cutter Dia.

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#7 posted 09-29-2020 05:58 PM

Look at wood line usa.

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#8 posted 09-30-2020 12:52 PM

Check out Rockler. It looks like the sign carvings bits that they sell, they come in 3 sizes and are even on sale right now.
https://www.rockler.com/rockler-signmaking-carbide-router-bits-1-4-in-shank>

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hvw

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#9 posted 09-30-2020 02:32 PM

No, that’s not it. It’s a cove bit but leaves n edge profile due to the protruding cutter. Those cuts used to be prevalent
in kitchen cabinets but apparently aren’t any longer. I looked long and hard for this bit but cannot remember where I got it.

I’m including a pic of one of the existing doors. If you look closely you can make out the top edge of the cut. As a thought, does anyone recall what this type of door was called? (Don’t know why it’s sideways).

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#10 posted 09-30-2020 04:27 PM

Did you look at the wood line bits? Just use the bottom part of the bit.

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#11 posted 09-30-2020 04:51 PM



Did you look at the wood line bits? Just use the bottom part of the bit.

- ibewjon


good idea,people tend to look at the whole router bit rather than what part of it they really need.

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hvw

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#12 posted 09-30-2020 06:19 PM

I did look at Woodline and am leaning towards one of their bits that require using only the bottom part.

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