Window sill: round over/Ogee

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Old 01-10-21, 06:24 PM
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Window sill: round over/Ogee

I have 4 windows that I need to make window sills for. Window sills will be 3/4" thick. round rover edge on top and ogee on bottom. The problem is my router only has a 1/4" shank. I have not been able to find a bit like this shape with 1/2in shank. I don't have much experience with routers. I suppose I could get what I need with separate round over and ogee bits. Is this the right appraoch?

The window sill needs to be > 3.5in wide.
 
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Old 01-10-21, 06:27 PM
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Yes, it will take 2 bits. You would likely do the ogee first and the roundover last. You will probably have the best results if you do the ogee in several passes, getting progressively deeper on each pass until it is as deep as you want it to be.
 
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Old 01-11-21, 02:34 AM
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Why not just go to any Box store, or lumber yard and buy premade stools?
A sill is on the outside, a stool is what's on the inside of the window.
 
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Old 01-11-21, 03:37 AM
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Since you don't have much experience with routers it would be a good idea to practice on some scrap wood first.
 
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Old 01-11-21, 04:53 AM
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A sill is on the outside, a stool is what's on the inside of the window.
Thank you. Learned something new.
 
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Old 01-11-21, 05:01 AM
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Thanks everyone. I found out about premade stools last night. I looked at the existing trim on the rest of the windows in my home. Looks like they just used premade and rounded over the top side of the horns on either side. If I had bits, I suppose I could have shaped to horns correctly.
 
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Old 01-11-21, 06:28 AM
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A sill is on the outside, a stool is what's on the inside of the window.
I couldn't agree more <grin>
 
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Old 01-11-21, 09:10 AM
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You can round over the short ends of the stool with a sander easy enough (before it is installed).
 
 

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