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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-23-2018, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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I want to reproduce the corner detail on the posts in the attached photo. The corner edges have some sort of groove that I assume was made with a router. I just don't know what bit I would use to reproduce it. Any ideas would be welcome.

And sorry I don't have a close-up of the detail. This photo is the best I can do.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-23-2018, 05:41 PM
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welcome N/A..
the soft edges were done w/ a round over bit..
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the grove you are talking about is either a ball end or a chamfer bit...
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Okay, so I'd first route a cove along a corner of the post. That will leave sharp edges which I then soften using a smallish roundover bit. Does that sound right?
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If you are talking about the edge on the post, it appears to me it was done with a cove bit.

Like this...?

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It looks like a cove profile to me too. Either the round nose bit Stick suggested or a cove bit like this: https://www.amazon.ca/Freud-30-114-2.../dp/B00004T7F3 If you use the round nose bit you'll need to have an edge guide attached to the router. The cove bit has a bearing that will guide it. Both come in a variety of sizes as does the round over bit. Just guessing from the look of those posts I would say the 1/2" radius should be close.

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It looks like a chamfer to me on the corners, I could be wrong.
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As per the above two posts, these shots show the type of bit involved which is available in various diameters and would produce what you asked for.
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Thanks, all. I'll give it a go.
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