Hi: I've got to say this is one of the reasons I love the web.
I need some helpful advice about portable routing and BINGO!
A site and forum devoted to routers! Gotta love it and thanks
all for the venue and hopefully a little wisdom!
Have a small, portable router with a 1/4 inch shank.
I used it once a couple years back to trim all the laminate
I put on a cabinet I had built to hold recording gear. It worked
great and I was amazed that I even did it because it came out so well.
NOW...I just purchased a 2' x 6' butcher block surface that's 1 1/2 inches thick.
I need to round one of the long sides because I'll be using it as a recording-desk of sorts.
AT FIRST...I figured I'd get a 3/4 inch round over bit but I don't
think a 1/4 inch shaft is strong enough...nor my little router for that matter.
Should I just get a 1/2 inch bit? I guess I'm also going to have to
pick up some C-Clamps for a template guide. (Any thoughts here appreciated too)
've never worked with a round over bit and will probably practice on scrap first.
Not sure how to start the cut. ALSO...thought I read somewhere that I should
move the router in an opposite direction of the way it spins???
ANY AND ALL HELP VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! I suppose if it's too difficult to
do I could always try to find a small woodshop and have them put it on their table...but that takes all the fun out of it.