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I just joined and after reading a bit thought I could share something.

I make some children toys and need to round over the edges of smaller pieces. On a regular router table with inserts this isn't very smart due to the gap between smallest insert and the bit.

So I took a piece of Melamine and drilled a hole just slightly larger than the OD of my router bit. Then I put the router through, marked mounting holes, drilled and then mounted the router to the board. After some alignment with scraps I had a zero insert type table the allows smaller parts to be round over. I do enough work this way that I leave a router on the board and store that way. When needed I can clamp it to the workbench and use it.

These bits are the 1/8" roundover with brass tips. Usually the pieces need to be scuffed with a sanding mop afterward due to the polishing done by the brass bushing.

I'll post pictures after I have enough posts.

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Hi Steve, Welcome.
To increase you posts quickly to post links & such just say hi to a few more people in the introductions forum. You will have 10 in a mater of minutes. Then there will be no restrictions.

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Steve, you need clearance for chip evacuation when routing. There are inexpensive reducer rings in different sizes to fit PC style and the larger Oak Park style mountings. You can purchase them from Lee Valley. Kudo's on your replacement sub base plate solution, just be sure you have enough room to clear the swarf.

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Mike,

I have a shop vac fixture about 2 inches from the bit. None of the routing is captured under the bit and probably 330+ degrees of the bit is exposed. This application usually only rounds the corners of relatively straight parts.

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Mike,

I have a shop vac fixture about 2 inches from the bit. None of the routing is captured under the bit and probably 330+ degrees of the bit is exposed. This application usually only rounds the corners of relatively straight parts.

Steve.
Hi Steve,
I have done that type of operation quite a bit. Nice to have a little table top for added support. Usually I just turn it upside down on the bench & use the base plate as the table top. No fence needed with the bearing. Usually do this for quick uses with small parts.

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