I'm wanting to make a bunch of centrally supported (canterlevered)
3'6" long shelves out of 8" x 1.25" jarrah stock.
The corners will be rounded at about 2" radius and all the edges will
be rounded over with a 1/4" radius bearing guided roundover router
bit. My problem will be trying to run a fancy fluting along the middle
of all the edges. I have a fluting bit which will be fine in the
router table along the straight edges, but how will I manage this
around the 2" radius corners? I'm imagining that the fence of the
router table will let too much of the corners protrude into the router
bit. Any suggestions?
On Wed, 12 May 2004 19:55:12 +0800, Sandy <> wrote:
set up a pin guide. fabricate a support arm that solidly holds a rub
block directly over the bit, in the location a guide bearing would be.
cut the flute first, leaving a bit of flat on either side for the
round over, bearing against the flat with the pin guide.
then set up the round over with the bearing removed and the pin
located to catch the opposite edge of the board. set the roundover bit
low enough to leave a little bit of flat for the pin to follow when
you flip the board. ease the flat with sandpaper when you're done.
What Bridger is describing is a basic pin router. DAGS on 'pin router' and
you will find both plans for building your own and relatively cheap
accessories. Very useful tool if you do much template work.
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