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Having a very tough time finding a bit to make the curve as shown in the picture below. Keep in mind that the full curve in the example picture is about 6". So im looking for a bit with a 3" long shallow curved cutting surface. Can anyone locate such a bit for me? Or possibly there is a better way of doing this without 18 years of sanding? Thanks!

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Having a very tough time finding a bit to make the curve as shown in the picture below. Keep in mind that the full curve in the example picture is about 6". So im looking for a bit with a 3" long shallow curved cutting surface. Can anyone locate such a bit for me? Or possibly there is a better way of doing this without 18 years of sanding? Thanks!

that's done w/ a reverse profile drawer cutter on shaper....
maybe a finger or thumbnail bit might work for you...
ready made molding comes in that profile...

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thanks for all the replies. So there isnt a way to get the same result with a router? I dont have access to a shaper.
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thanks for all the replies. So there isnt a way to get the same result with a router? I dont have access to a shaper.
rough hand plane or spokeshave it and sand to finish profile..

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Hi Bob,,,,just checking. Are you talking about the curve on the box end or the profile on the lid?

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Hi Bob,,,,just checking. Are you talking about the curve on the box end or the profile on the lid?
sorry for the confusion. The curve on the box. I have the MLCS furniture maker bit (item #8592) but it is not nearly large enough and leaves a large flat spot in the profile of the box.
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See how big of a thumbnail cutter magnate.net has. They have some big bits there.

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Looks like a job for a band saw to me.

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I agree with Ralph this is a job for the band saw or a table saw and rasp and sandpaper.
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