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Forum topic by opium89 posted 03-18-2010 06:25 AM 898 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-18-2010 06:25 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw router

I am going to be making some new tables to match this one. Not sure how to approach this cove. You think it’s a route or a blade cove, and how do I get a match? Looks like a cove to me…The original stock is 6/4×6/4.

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#1 posted 03-18-2010 06:37 AM

I think that could easily be made with a Core Box Bit.
They have up to 2” dia., here…

MLCS has cheap ones up to 2” dia.

That cove looks like it just might be 1” radius.

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#2 posted 03-18-2010 07:10 AM

When making that cut I tend to like using a bit with a bearing on the top of it like this one. The main reason is it is consistent across several cuts since it is not dependent upon setting the fence the same every time. Depending upon the material I would still take several passes or miter the edge then route the cove.

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#3 posted 03-18-2010 03:42 PM

Save yourself a lot of grief – use a router.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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