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07-31-2016 08:02 PM

I need to make a drip edge out of wood. I’m thinking a router bit would be the best way to accomplish this, but I’m open to other ideas.

The thinner the stock used the better. Thinner as in 2x is better than 4x. 1x is better than 2x.


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#1 posted 07-31-2016 08:17 PM

Perhaps 1/4 round with a specific profile

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#2 posted 07-31-2016 08:20 PM

Buy it.

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#3 posted 07-31-2016 08:20 PM

Is this a drip edge for facia. Is you facia vertical or angled? A drip edge needs to be made such that the outer edge is the lowest point and water has no where to go but to drop off instead of running back towards the house. Could probably also do at a table saw, but wouldn’t be as pretty. If your facia is angled(has no gutter) a simple 2×2 would be an effective drip edge.

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#4 posted 07-31-2016 08:23 PM



Is this a drip edge for facia. Is you facia vertical or angled? A drip edge needs to be made such that the outer edge is the lowest point and water has no where to go but to drop off instead of running back towards the house. Could probably also do at a table saw, but wouldn t be as pretty. If your facia is angled(has no gutter) a simple 2×2 would be an effective drip edge.

- firefighterontheside

Not a fascia no. Similar though. It’s for the bottom perimeter of a wood shed.

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#5 posted 07-31-2016 08:38 PM

Would taking a length of 1×4 trim, and routing out the back half a 1/2”, about half way up from the bottom, work?

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#6 posted 07-31-2016 08:50 PM

Just rip a bevel on the backside bottom of the board – easy to do on a table saw. Either that, or a 1/8” deep kerf width cut along the bottom middle of the board lengthwise.

Cheers,
Brad

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#7 posted 07-31-2016 11:08 PM

^^ thank you. I like the bevel idea!

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