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ADHDan

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I need to put a 1/8” rabbet on the inside edge of some picture frames I’m making. The frames are already assembled, so I need to use a rabbet bit with bearing. I have a rabbet bit from the MLCS 8377 bit set (http://www.amazon.com/MLCS-8377-15-Piece-Router-Carbide-Tipped/dp/B000FJRN8S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351256878&sr=8-2&keywords=router+bit+set). With the included bearing, I think this bit cuts a 3/8” rabbet – which is way too deep and likely will nick my pocket screws.

Will either of these bearing sets work with my MLCS rabbet bit, and give me a 1/8” rabbet profile?

http://www.amazon.com/Amana-6000-bearing-kit/dp/B000P4OKQG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351256967&sr=8-2&keywords=router+bearings
http://www.amazon.com/Freud-62-XXX-Bearing-Assortment-Router/dp/B00004T7OC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351256967&sr=8-1&keywords=router+bearings

Or would anyone recommend a different bearing set?

Thanks!

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.


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#1 posted 663 days ago

Can’t you cut the 1/8” rabbet on the table saw?
Usually the blade is that thickness. Maybe make an auxiliary
fence for safety.

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#2 posted 663 days ago

The frames are already assembled :-(. The frames aren’t just single-picture rectangular frames. They are multi-picture, so I figured it would be easier to assemble all the interior dividers and then route the rabbet along all the interior edges. On one frame, I tried cutting the rabbets in the exterior rectangle first but then realized after glue-up that this meant I needed to accound for that rabbet when fitting the interior dividers.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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