Found this on Houston Craiglist:
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Wolf Carbide Company specializes in the custom design and fabrication of
one-of-a-kind router bits and shaper cutters.
e-mail email@example.com for more information.
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I have no connection to the company...
It's just the idea of a custom router bit that interested me. For example,
my house, built back in the '60s, has a baseboard trim that I've not been
able to match.
Using google to search for custom+router+bits yielded several firms that can
provide such(!). From the few firms that provided example prices, it seems
as if a modest custom bit can be had for around $100.
Something worth considering on my next room renovation.
Hand coping is much easier than trying to run the end or an 8'-12' (or
longer!) molding through a router table. Do you happen to have a
Dremel with a cone shaped rasp bit, a decent hand rasp, or even a file
and utility knife, along with a cheap coping saw?
The secret is to cut the final 90 or outside 45 degree to length after
you've coped the other end using the "backwards 45 method". Simply
cut the molding to the "wrong" 45 degree angle, highlight the edge
with a soft pencil, and cut / file or rasp the extra wood away to the
line, leaving a slight back bevel. Cut the other end to length and
you're done! After one or two, it's amazing how fast you'll do it.
If you've got a Bosch jigsaw, you can get a Collins Coping Foot for
~$30 and whip 'em out! <G>
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