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Forum topic by HansT posted 08-16-2010 10:34 PM 1206 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-16-2010 10:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router bit chamfer molding router arts and crafts

I need help finding a way to make a profile like the one sketched out in the linked picture. I’m pretty flexible on what size it needs to be and the angle of the cut, but I’m looking for something around an inch in height/wideth (give or take) and an angle somewhere between 30-45 degrees.

Rockler has this bit: , but it is a little too small at only 9/16”. Anyone have any suggestions how I can make this trim? I’m just wanting to add it to the top of my kitchen cabinets and draw from the same style of profile that is on built-ins in our dining room.



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#1 posted 08-17-2010 05:26 AM

Something like this possibly.

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#2 posted 08-17-2010 05:39 AM

Set the bit flush with your router table.
Make one pass.
Flip your piece end over end.
Make another pass.
According to your diagram, I don’t see how this wouldn’t work.
Good luck…let us know how it turns out!

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#3 posted 08-17-2010 05:14 PM


That is a good idea. I can’t quite visualize it (haven’t worked with routers much), but will it work with the 30 degree angle the bit has? I could see it working with a 45 degree angle because when you flip it upside down to do the second pass it would be the same angle and they would meet up to create a flat surface at the center of the profile….but will that still work given this bits angle?

Thanks again for the help and thinking it through with me.

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