Here's an example of my ignorance due to inexperience. I designed a toy
passenger train car to have a top of walnut that's 1/4" thick rounded
over with a 1/4" round over bit. Looks very nice on paper.
Tonight I took some walnut, plained it, resawed it, plained it again to
the right thickness, joined it, cut the walnut, not necessarily in any
particular order, but I came out with about 30 nice 2 3/4" x 1 1/2" x
1/4" rectangles. I was happy with the way the triangles turned out and
the amount of time it took to make them. One last thing for the night.
Just round over the top edges. 1/4" roundover bit in the router table,
voila. Wood isn't thick enough to roll along the bearing thingie of the
router bit, so it keeps kicking out. I tried a 1/8" bit and that works,
but the appearance is less than desirable. A 3/8" bit was a little
better but not THE look. Does anyone know of a way to round these
rectangles over and save the 1.5 hours I spent making them? I'd hate for
them to end up being part of the wife's craft supplies, but as long as
they are used.