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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-15-2019, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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I am a newbie to this forum but have enjoyed woodworking for many years. I am retired now so have time to work on some projects.

This one is an old high chair probably from the early 1920s, that a section needs replacing. The photo shows about a 1/2 bead with sloping sides on a standard one inch board (1 3/4"). Can someone tell me what bits to use or how to replicate this? My router bits wouldn't work and I tried looking at catalogs to see what is available.

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Hi Steve and welcome. Can you give us a pic of the end too? I think we'll need to see what it looks like from that angle too.

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Hey Steve; welcome!
You might have to resort to having a custom bit ground for you. Maybe with the profile on the vertical axis?
https://ridgecarbidetool.com/custom-tools/
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Welcome to the router forums family Steve. Hope you enjoy your stay.

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If its from the '20s its almost certainly hand shaped. So get it close with a roundover bit then sand by hand to match it.
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Welcome to the forum Steve
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I was thinking along the lines as Bob stated. But an end shot would also help tell the profile. BTW, welcome to the forum.
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Welcome to the Router Forums Steve.

Looks like a round over bit will do what you need but as others have said an end view would help to verify what the profile is.
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I appreciate the quick responses. Here is a look at the end, although it is tough to see the slight dip between the bead and the outer edge, better if you look at bottom. If it was hand done it would be a feat. All the wood on the high chair has this and all pretty perfect. My wife says her Dad used this chair when he was born in 1928. It is a cool chair, converts from high chair to rocker. The wood is old and rather fragile hence why this piece broke. I am looking for anything close to this pattern, but luckily, it is in a place few could see it.

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Steve can you take the picture looking straight at the end?

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