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Forum topic by Gixxerjoe04 posted 11-13-2015 12:50 AM 658 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-13-2015 12:50 AM

Might be a simple answer but trying to be sure before I make it. My wife was cleaning one of her clients house and found this and wants me to make it for her. Basically a big serving tray/cutting board, it’s 3 feet long so don’t know why there’s a juice groove since I doubt anyone would actually use it as a cutting board. Anyways, the edge of the board and and hole are a lot more rounded and blended into the board a lot more than I’ve ever done so wasn’t sure how to go about it. Was thinking a bigger round over but, the biggest one I’ve used is half inch, so wasn’t sure if that was the actual solution or not.

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#1 posted 11-13-2015 01:05 AM

I think you should use a small round over. Cut the hole with a hole saw first, then use a round over.


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#2 posted 11-13-2015 01:24 AM

Mahdee’s right once again.

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#3 posted 11-13-2015 01:39 AM

A roundover will get you started but really I’d be achieving part of that shape afterwards with a belt sander for the edges and a sanding drum in a drill for the hole with lots of moving around. If you don’t mind spending a little cash to save some time and maybe be more consistent maybe consider this router bit.

I made a serving board that had that kind of edge and hole profile for my mom out of lacewood 25 years ago using the belt sander method and it turned out nice. I should snap a photo of it next time I visit.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#4 posted 11-13-2015 02:52 AM

That bit probably wouldn’t hurt, I just don’t see a small round over bit making that dramatic of a curve around the wood.

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