Hi, I'm David, and I'm learning to route
This is my first post after reading many tips and tricks on the forum. I'm at a point in the design of a project that I need some professional guidance. I've been searching high and low and haven't found quite the solution so I apologize if I've missed the answer in a previous post.
I'd like to replace our front screen door of the house. It's rotted out in a bad way so I'm thinking rebuild the wood, have the iron pieces sandblasted and recoated, and clean up the hardware a bit. I've picked up some cypress based on what I think my cuts will need to be and I'm doing the layout on paper to make sure I don't jack this thing up. Seemed simple enough but the routing of a bead detail has me concerned. Currently it's got a cheap piece of half round trim nailed to the face along the inside edge. I am thinking instead I'd like to route a bead along the outside edge. Perhaps do the same inside treatment but instead of nailing to the face do it with thicker stock and attach to the inside edge. I'm not sure on that one yet. So, two questions really:
1) Using my table will be simple enough to handle the straight edges... but how does a guy go about handling the radius? It's not the outside edge, but the face that I'm trying to do. I have an edge beading bit (whiteside 3258) but can't quite picture me running the radius pieces along the fence without something going horribly arry.
2) If a guy did want to add that added bump to the inside edge, would he bead straight stock and rip off the bid using a table saw and steam it to get the radius? If so, will a 1/2" bead really bend to fit that shape? I haven't used this bit so I can go to a smaller bead if necessary but would like to keep the two details the same size as I only had wanted to purchase one bead bit
I'm trying to attach a couple of photos to help create a visual. Thanks in advance for the advice! I love the solutions you guys whip up!