|Forum topic by tr888||posted 117 days ago||553 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
117 days ago
I am a newbie woodworker just getting comfortable with the power tools. I’ve managed to get decent repeatable results when jointing and thickness planing, and now I’m ready to try to make a simple bathroom vanity that needs some tongue-and-groove cuts on stiles and simple round-overs on edges of the legs.
I have an old 1930s-era spindle shaper. It’s a very small benchtop model with a cast-iron table, about 10×12.
The threaded spindle has a keyed washer that fits into a groove in the spindle, and a lock nut.
My question concerns combination roundover cutters like the one in the picture attached. It seems to me, the cutter is designed to be flipped over, and that when you flip it, the stock would have to be fed from the opposite direction, and this in turn would require a motor whose direction of rotation could be reversed.
Am I understanding this correctly?