Router bit for profile on molding?


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Old 05-01-20, 11:33 AM
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Router bit for profile on molding?

Hello, I am trying to recreate the molding in the attached photo. Any advise on how to create the curved edge (circled in red) is appreciated. Type of router bit, or another method.


 
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Old 05-01-20, 12:50 PM
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I'd say you could use a point cutting roundover bit. You would need a fence on your router to guide it, and it would take 2 passes with the router set up the same each time. Fence would glide on the right side of your photo once and the bottom edge of your photo once.
 
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Roundover with two passes?

Could you run it through a roundover bit, flip it over, and run it again? May need a few test cuts, but it may work.

Or, remove some material from both faces on a table saw, then use the router bit.

If it's a dumb idea, ignore me. :-) .

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Old 05-21-20, 08:03 AM
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A standard roundover wont work due to the pilot bearing.
 
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Can remove the pilot and use the fence maybe?
 
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Old 05-21-20, 08:43 AM
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Two passes with a 1/8" round-over, no pilot using the fence. Took a couple of tries for alignment::

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Nice job, never thought about removing it!
 
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Old 05-21-20, 11:39 AM
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I wasn't sure it was going to work because of the nub that sticks out on top to mount the pilot bearing, but came out okay. May not work with all bits. He would want to check the set-up with some scrap, the bit height and fence position would change the profile.

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Old 05-21-20, 11:41 AM
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Awesome. That seems to be as close as could be.
 
 

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