How do I round off finger joints?
I have a stupid question--I'm not very experienced in using a router table -I started this hobby several years ago and got very frustrated. Tried making finger joints back then and just never had success. Quit trying but now I've decided to try again. I've started getting the hang of making the finger joints and have been able to cut some pretty good joints. They are a little tight but I'm working on adjusting everything to make them better. Anyway, I've seen a lot of boxes made w/ finger joints but the edges are rounded off- I guess with a roundover bit. So, here's the stupid question part- how do you use the roundover bit to get the effect? Do you put the box together first and then use the roundover bit (via the router table) or do you use the roundover bit on each individual side piece before assembling the box? I think that would tear the fingers off. Please don't laugh at me...I really am trying to learn this stuff and trying to be safe at the same time. Since I'm so inexperienced in wood working, I think I second guess myself to the point that I make the simplest things into something crazy. Thanks for any help you can give. I hope I'm not making a fool out of myself...
Last edited by ncparolelady; 06-21-2014 at 06:43 PM.
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