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Forum topic by CanadaJeff posted 02-21-2010 04:08 AM 1042 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CanadaJeff

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02-21-2010 04:08 AM

I have been making picture frames for a while now and for the most part I have been using my router and a standard bit (bead, round over, cove) to put a simple profile on the frame. However, I now find myself wanting to expand and create a more complex profile and was wondering if anyone out there can suggest their favourite profile and how they create it.

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#1 posted 02-21-2010 04:38 AM

Jeff I made a few frames and used different bits, I start with a groove then use another bit in the same groove up and down, then I move over and do the same thing.
I have 7 routers and I have 4 that have plexi glass the fits my table so I load all 4 with different bit and just change router.
It is hard to explain you can do so many different models.

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#2 posted 02-21-2010 04:38 AM

I have made a few frames, (nothing to write home about), but I find that using a combination of bits, and creating something a little different than the basic, can be fun to do, and challenging at the same time.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#3 posted 02-21-2010 04:45 AM

Notice on some of them I double up like making 2 frames one one top of the other one.

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#4 posted 02-21-2010 05:01 AM

you can get some nice profile bits and use a combination of them, and even cut an angle on the edge like you would if you were to make crown moulding to make the frame stand out more. Try here for the bits, they have good selection, i am not sure on the quality tho.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#5 posted 02-21-2010 05:02 AM

See what I mean by double up

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#6 posted 02-21-2010 05:11 AM

cstrang…I have those bits very good set you can interchage the bearings.
I have 5 more set not as large and I have 2 sets of 1/2 in. and my raised panel bits, if you want to do something with a router you need bits .

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