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SCOTSMAN

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563 days ago

Ok you cut a number of two inch forstner bit holes in a piece of timber so that you come out of the other side I.e leave a hole ( non blind hole).However you don’t want to leave the edges flat and desire to round off the edges to blend in like a doughnut with a hole in it not flat edges but as said rounded.How would you each go about this. Alistair?

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 563 days ago

A roundover bit would be simple enough. Am I misunderstanding your question, Alistair?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 563 days ago

I just did this not five minutes ago!

However, I used a bearing guided chamfer bit in the router table. Set the height and do a plunge cut in/onto the bit. If it is a panel, too large for the table, you can do it “free hand”, with a hand held router.

It worked for me, YMMV!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Kreegan

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#3 posted 563 days ago

Chamfer or roundover bit in a router?

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AUBrian

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#4 posted 563 days ago

Sounds like you just need to drill the holes, then use a router with a roundover bit and bearing to finish the job…

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patron

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#5 posted 563 days ago

use a round over bit with a pilot bearing
in a router
do it from both sides of the hole

i hope this is what you are asking about
glad you are felling well enough to post again
and work in the shop

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MT_Stringer

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#6 posted 563 days ago

Roundover bit for sure. depending on the look you are going for will determine which size bit you use. I use the 3/8 radius bit a lot.

Here is an example.

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SCOTSMAN

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#7 posted 563 days ago

That’s not always practical what if you’re doing it in a piece in the lathe abowl etc. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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MT_Stringer

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#8 posted 563 days ago

“That’s not always practical what if you’re doing it in a piece in the lathe abowl etc”

You didn’t say that in your original post.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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DS

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#9 posted 563 days ago

I’m sorry, I got distracted as soon as he said, “like a doughnut”
Mmmmm…. doughnuts….

What was the question?

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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DS

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#10 posted 563 days ago

So, I’m picturing a cylinder on a lathe with 2” holes drilled through the sides…

I think at this point I’m getting out my detailing knife and rounding the corners over by hand, then smoothing them with course sandpaper.

Patience is a virtue.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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SCOTSMAN

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#11 posted 563 days ago

I am sorry you are correct I never said it but I thought about it later and added it later.Just trying to cover every eventuallity.in other words the router is not the only way imho. And I wanted to hear of other ideas.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Kreegan

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#12 posted 563 days ago

Use a Dremel or burr carving tool if you have one. Mebbe a gouge if you’re really careful.

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PASs

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#13 posted 563 days ago

I’d go buy 10 feet of 120 grit sanding belt, cut it into squares, punch a 3/8 hole in the middle of them, put a bolt through the stack with 3/8 washers between every 2 or 3 pieces, tighten it down with a nylon lock nut, chuck it in a drill, turn it on, and slowly feed it into the opening working it in and out and around until I got the contour I wanted.

Or I’d use a roundover bit in a router.

BTW I have a roundover bit that fits in a hand drill. I actually used it to round the edges of a bookcase I made back in ‘85. It did need some cleanup sanding.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 563 days ago

DITTO… router round-over

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