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27 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: cutting board handles end grain router bit

Hi everyone. I just finished a bunch of end grain cutting boards. I am having trouble implementing handles. I’d like the boards to be reversible, so I would like to have handles like this. I tried using a rabbet bit, but it is impossible to get the bit low enough. I thought about using a round nose bit, but I don’t know how I could set the board up sideways to route the edges. Another idea was to use a dado set, clamp the board sideways, and slowly raise the blade, but that just seems really unsafe. Any ideas?? Thanks!


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#1 posted 27 days ago

Take a look at these router bits. Maybe one of the larger ones will do what you want, HTH

-- Art

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#2 posted 27 days ago

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#3 posted 27 days ago

I’ve run into similar problems trying to cut handles into my cutting boards. I’ve found that the best bit for trying to carve it out is a spiral bit. The end result is not very elegant but it is serviceable.

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#4 posted 24 days ago

I would go with the round nose and set the board on edge. Just use stop blocks to get your length. Sneak up on it so the bit doesn’t grab the board from your hand.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#5 posted 24 days ago

https://www.magnate.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=PG111

How about a fluting bit from Magnate?

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#6 posted 22 days ago

I do them with a core box bit I think it is called, basically a dome shaped bit, but I use a router table with a fence and a stop block on either side. Drop the board down, move till it hits one block, then slide to the other side. Depending on how deep the handles, you may want to do it in a few passes.

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