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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-12-2019, 12:19 AM
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Andre,thank you for filling out your profile so promptly. Several people come to the Forum,have their questions answered & are never heard from again so I for one am glad you will be sticking around. Take the advise offered by our experts and you cant go wrong. Good luck with your molding and welcome to the Forum.Jamesjj777746

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A contour gauge will allow you to get a fairly exact cross-section drawing without having to cut the existing molding:

Search for General Tools Contour Duplicator and you'll find lots of them. I have a cheap one from Harbor Freight.
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thanks James.

Carlos, thanks for the contour duplicator, i had no idea such a tool exists. I will keep it in mind for my other projects.

I'm working off a picture I found on the internet so i don't physically have that molding, but i'm thinking of going to the store and seeing if they have one like it, with a contour duplicator it would be super easy to replicate. I'm still having trouble understanding or visualizing how each router bit put together creates a moulding. At the moment it's all a surprise lol I still need to use all the bits together more and get the idea visually.
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