I've been recently building a box with a bunch of curves using router
templates. I have a long bit with a bearing on the end that I've been
using with a template. To prevent tearout going against the grain,
I've been detaching my template halfway through and mounting it on the
other side of the workpiece.
Moving the template is a bit of a pain (e.g., I can never get the
template to register exactly after I flip it).
The latest FWW suggests using a second router bit, with bearing on the
shaft side, and just turning the piece over.
So I've been looking around for a longer router bit with the bearing
on the shaft side, but without much luck. Anyone know where to obtain
one? Ideally I'd like to get a cutting length of about 1 to 1.5" ...
diameter doesn't matter much.
Ft Collins, CO