Best way to smooth a 90 degree corner joint


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Old 05-08-20, 06:03 PM
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Best way to smooth a 90 degree corner joint

Hi everyone.

I am in the process of rebuilding my deck steps. There is a 90-degree joint where the steps join on two sides. I am wanting to smooth this out. What I did was bought a router and some router bits. What kind of router bit would be best for this?

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Old 05-08-20, 06:33 PM
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What are you desiring to smooth. If its the vertical joint, you're going to have a hard time using the router on that. The bit will be prevented from going all the way to the bottom by the router unit itself. A small roundover bit could do some of it (half?) but you'll have to finish the bottom by sanding, either by hand or electrical. I'd also worry about tearing the thin wood at the joint.

A roundover bit looks like the lower left bit in the picture, but you'll need a much smaller one. I often use a 1/8" to ease edges.
 
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Old 05-08-20, 06:34 PM
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I agree, that's a job for a palm sander or an orbital sander, not a router.
 
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I'll try it out. Didn't think about just sanding.Thanks!
 
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Old 05-13-20, 06:47 PM
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Depends on how round you want, a sheet of 100 grit will easily take the corner off by hand!
 
 

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