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juicegoose

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1128 days ago

I’m in the process of making a reproduction piece for the wife and was trying to find a moulding style similiar to the crown they used on the original. I’ve found some small 2 1/4” crown moulding i could use but I’d rather find a case moulding with a similiar profile as this.

Can any of your router guru’s point me to a good place for router moulding bits in larger sizes like 2 1/4” length. Also if I would need to make a compuond moulding out of multiple profile what would you guys recommend i do. here is a picture of the profile.


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fussy

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#1 posted 1127 days ago

That’s an awfully big router bit you’re asking for. I do not believe it exsists. Go instead to www.mlcswoodworking.com and find profiles you can combine. Choose the right ones and do a little experimenting with setups, and you can do that in about 2 setups on your router table. Fine Woodworking had an article a while back by Gary Rogowski, I believe, on this subject.

By the way, MLCS bits are as good as any, prices are ok, and the shipping is FFREE!!!

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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Jerry

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#2 posted 1127 days ago

I agree with steve on this. There are some large router bits but i feel the qualitt would suffer in a router application.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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Kent Shepherd

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#3 posted 1126 days ago

I also agree. That is too big for a router. Those mouldings are typically done with a moulder in a production shop, usually having 4 to 6 heads on them. I have found it is even difficult on a big shaper to run some large mouldings, (especially if they have to run standing up on the edge) and would probably make 2 or 3 passes that way. Try 2 o 3 router bits—it is safer and better.

All that said. I usually buy my mouldings, or sometimes use a combination of store bought and pieces I make.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Bertha

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#4 posted 1126 days ago

Are you talking “molder” meaning shaper or router. That’s a demanding job for even the biggest router. If you’re talking shaper, I’ve used these guys:

http://www.carbide.com/catalog/custom-knives.cfm

They ain’t cheap, but the quality is there. You could always make your own molding plane. You’d be ready for the Ironman after a few dozen feet:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Oreps

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#5 posted 1126 days ago

“fussy” Steve’s idea seems good. I checked FWW and found a good article by Phillip Lowe at http://www.finewoodworking.com/FWNPDF/011166074.pdf.

Hope that gets you started.

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Loren

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#6 posted 1126 days ago

If you’re patient and skillful you can rough in the coves with a table
saw and refine the moulding with old moulding planes. I’ve done that
a few times and it’s kind of fun. You’ll need one or two cove planes
and a veining plane helps make the crease. The shape is finished up
metal scrapers you grind yourself and then sanding (those little rubber
“tadpole” sanding blocks work great).

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Mickey Cassiba

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#7 posted 1126 days ago

The moulder Kent refers to is(if I read his comment correctly) is sorta like a jointer with profiled knives. About six heads over 18-20’ of iron beds. Noisy beasts!

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Kent Shepherd

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#8 posted 1125 days ago

Al, didn’t mean to ignore your question—just now checked back.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Mickey Cassiba

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#9 posted 1125 days ago

Yup, that’s what I was talking about. Used to maintain six like that…total daily production of around twelve thousand L.F

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buckles

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#10 posted 1124 days ago

juicegoose
I make wooden parts for clocks and sometimes some wants a molding . So I cut it on my CNC machine. I can cut the molding for you cheaper than you can have knifes made.

PM me if you are interested.
Regards
Joe

-- Politicians are like diapers. They need to be changed for the same reasons.

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