I’d use a router and a pattern to make the grooves too. For the flush
cutting I'd probably use my shaper though. I like the extra power, the lack
of vibration, and the resulting finish that I get with the shaper. With
gently curves like that it would perform well...
I run bearings above and below the cutter so I can raise or lower the cutter
and run the work through in the proper direction in regards to the grain and
curve. This is an alternative to flipping the cutter over and switching the
I used the BS to hog out most of the waste area. Cleaning up with the
larger 1.125 bit was quite smooth and effortless when it was only having
to remove about 1/16" of the remaining material on the two pieces. But
I bet the shaper does a bang up job with out having to remove excess to
That would be an advantage too. Fortunately since I was not removing
more than 1/16" back cutting/going the wrong way was also effortless and
with out any excitement.
"Leon" wrote in message
On 2/5/2015 3:20 PM, John Grossbohlin wrote:
I have been known to climb cut on the router table when there was little to
remove... and the router bits are "safety bits" rather than "winged" so
they will only take a small bite anyway...
The router and it's bits will only spin in one direction... This is another
reason I like the shaper as the reverse option comes in handy. In fact,
there are times I run it in reverse simply because the feed direction is
more convenient for the particular task.
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