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Forum topic by JCantin posted 05-30-2017 02:39 PM 535 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JCantin

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05-30-2017 02:39 PM

I like to use roundover bits with a router because they are quick and give a uniform edge. Recently I had a project where the top is beveled about 7 degrees. Using the router in the usual way will produce an asymmetrical roundover. Is this a case where I should just turn to a block plane and sanding blocks to get the result I want? Or is there a trick to routing on a beveled edge?


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#1 posted 05-30-2017 06:34 PM

It depends on how bad you absolutely have to have it, but they do make tapered router bits for doing solid surface sink bowls. I’m not sure of the angle.

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#2 posted 05-30-2017 08:12 PM

When I run into that problem, I usually will make a quick router pass with a 45 degree chamfer bit. These bits will often allow for a “proper” cut on corners with shallow angles. My guess is your 7 degree edge would work with a larger 1/2” shank 45 degree bevel bit.

What this gives you is a clean, clear reference for further refinement into a radius with planing and sanding.

Of course if you are only after “good enough” or are experienced with a hand plane, you can do as you suggested and skip the router entirely.

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