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03-14-2014 01:06 AM

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I have a project that has some 1” x 2” x 3/4” pieces that I need to put a .25 radius edge on. What method would you use for this? I need a safe solution.

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#1 posted 03-14-2014 01:10 AM

Router table and the Grr-Ripper

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#2 posted 03-14-2014 01:12 AM

Round over first, then cut the parts to small size

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#3 posted 03-14-2014 03:17 AM

Table top belt sander.

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#4 posted 03-14-2014 04:39 AM

Make a long strip of 1”x3/4” pieces, put the radius on the strip, then cut to 2” lengths.

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#5 posted 03-14-2014 04:46 AM

In this blog I routed some 1/4” x 1/8” curved mouldings to half round by using double sided tape to attach them to a pattern piece. That same idea will work for you …... safely.

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#6 posted 03-15-2014 01:19 AM

I rout small pieces held in my wooden hand clamps on the router table.

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#7 posted 03-15-2014 01:35 AM

If possible, do what Bondo said. If you have to cut them down first., try it the way gfadvm suggested.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 03-15-2014 02:18 AM

I use the double stick tape method; stick the pieces to a bigger piece of wood, clamp that down, and also double stick a scrap of the same thickness as the pieces to the bottom of the router plate so it doesn’t tip when routing.

I’ve done this quite a bit with no problems. Easy as brownies. :-)

And now I want brownies. :-p

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#9 posted 03-15-2014 12:02 PM

Monte said exactly my thoughts. Stick with one of those 2 suggestions.

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#10 posted 03-16-2014 01:25 AM

Every time I seen this done it was done as bondo described, roundover a larger piece than cut to size. Would be cheaper to as that 2x lumber is usually quite expensive and has ratty edges.

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#11 posted 03-29-2014 02:55 AM

I would tend to suport “gfadvm”. But i would use A dremel router for small pieces.

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