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Forum topic by mnausa posted 09-02-2016 01:30 AM 290 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-02-2016 01:30 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cherry router milling

I am making a hardwood countertop out of 2.5” thick Brazilian Cherry. I am wanting to put something like a ogee profile on the front edge. Where can I find those oversize router bits at? All I can find is just regular size.

Or, am I going to have to use 2 or 3 different regular bits to create what I want?

-- Mike, Mississippi,

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#1 posted 09-02-2016 01:48 AM

I think that you will only find something of that size in a shaper cutter. I don’t ’ think that they make router bits that large. You will probably have to use multiple bits.

You might also look to see if the you can find a molding cutter head for your table or radial arm saw but those might not be big enough for your needs either.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#2 posted 09-02-2016 01:53 AM

Shaper bits.

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#3 posted 09-02-2016 02:48 AM

Good luck – routing jatoba scares me with a tall (2-1/2”) bit – been trying to make casing molding – decided to wait and buy a table shaper.

Jatoba is stringy when routing and can run with the grain.

Beautiful wood tho, gotta weigh a ton.


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#4 posted 09-02-2016 10:42 AM

Cut an angle on the show edge equal to the largest point that want the profile.
with a handheld router or 2 or 3 passes on a table you should achieve a decent profile.
Practice on scrap. That’s how we do it with moulding planes.


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