I have been looking for bits similar to these with the emphasis on The
These are just too much money to spend for one small solid surface
I did google extensively. Now I'm hoping this oracle of information, we
respectfully call The Wreck, can nudge me into a direction.
Can you do it in steps? Looks like using a combination of simpler profiles
may be able to get you there is three or four passes. Cove bit first,
making a deeper than usual cut, followed by a bullnose, then some cleanup?
Of course by the time you get it perfect with all the setups it may be
cheaper to buy the expensive bits.
Wow... it has sure been a long time since I bought some big bits. I
"have a guy" that does my solid surface for me when I have a customer
that needs it.
I buy a fair amount of router bits... I didn't realize that they had
now reached the stratosphere in pricing. I was gonna whip out a great
price from one of my suppliers... I am glad I took a look around first.
If you are going to make it in one pass, you may have found about the
best deal around. Different makers have different prices, but you seem
to have found the norm on that.
Can you do the profile using two cheaper regular carbide-tipped bits?
e.g. an ogee & and a roundover? Just a suggestion, you know more about
this stuff than I do.
You might also check Dimar Canada. I have a soft spot for them since
they replied to an email over the weekend & shipped me some planer
blades on the Monday. Same stuff as Amana, IIRC, according to a
previous post by Rob Lee responding to Charlie Self.
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A. Look at "router bits" rather than "solid surface routher bits"
B. Two passes...
#1. ogee on top
#2. 1/4 round with fillet on bottom
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Robatoy (in firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
| I have been looking for bits similar to these with the emphasis on
| The Manor.
| These are just too much money to spend for one small solid surface
| vanity top.
Which of the profiles on that page is the one you're wanting? Many
look as if they might reasonably be cut using multiple (less
expensive) bits from places like MLCS.
This past spring I was quoted US$100 for a custom carbide bit. The
Velepec bits sould seem to carry a high-price for the convenience of
not having to produce a DXF and ordering a custom bit...
[ :-) This problem will go away when you install the hardware on your
new router table ]
DeSoto, Iowa USA
The Wreck RULES!! Again, many excellent suggestions.
I found what I was looking for at MLCS. Now that I know/recall what the bit is
called, searching has become a lot easier.
I musta had a brain fart.. it's a table edge bit. Duhhhhhh. I hate it when that
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