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Forum topic by Paul posted 09-20-2015 06:05 PM 496 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-20-2015 06:05 PM

I am trying to find a way to make some beading to inlay into a project I’m making.
I need some strips of beading or molding that is 1/8×1/4 with a 1/8 dia roundover on one side, it will fit into 1/8 inch deep groves that have been milled into some panels. I fear losing a finger if I try to cut these small strips on the table saw.

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#1 posted 09-20-2015 06:23 PM

I would try making the profile on a wider piece of material (router table for the roundover) and then rip it with a thin-rip jig to final size.


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#2 posted 09-20-2015 06:35 PM

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#3 posted 09-20-2015 06:42 PM

If i read this right, you will have a 1/4×1/4 strip with a full round over on one face.

I would rip a piece of 1/4 inch wide stock at least 3/4 inch wide (1 inches or more would be better). Put the round over on and rip the final piece off. Put the wider part next to the fence if that is safer feeling.

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#4 posted 09-20-2015 11:08 PM

I concur with MrUnix!
I needed some 1/4” thick × 3/4” × 1-1/2” oak pieces for fake tenons with 1/8” radius on one face.

I cut the 1/8” radius, all four edges, on both ends of 3/4” × 1-1/2” oak then cut to length (thickness) off each end, voila, 2 fake tenons. I also sanded the radius faces/edges before cutting to length.

To me it was the only logical safe method!

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#5 posted 09-20-2015 11:40 PM

I’d take some 1/8×3/4 stock and run it through a 1/16 radius bit on the router table on both side to get a 1/8 full round on the end. Then cut it to 1/4” wide on the table saw. Put some guide blocks along the edge of the piece as you run it through the router and use 2 push sticks- one behind it and one on top of it.


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