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Where would a guy get information about how to make a special cabinet mold using a combination of router bits?

What good is the fence if the roller bearing must rest against the side of the workpiece?
 

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Greetings!

You have a good question there.... I personal have never seen anyone here post anything about using a series of bits to create a special molding. I have seen this done on a couple of the PBS woodworking shows but they never really go into much detail either.

I generally stay with very simple designs and just sketch the idea I have then try to figure out what bits will make that shape and will I have to stack several pieces of wood together to get the profile or can I do it cut it out of one piece...... Will the wood pieces be big enough to hold and route or do I have to make up special "tunnels" to work safely.

I'm sure that was not much help to you but maybe someone can give us all a detailed posting....

Now for the second question, if you are using a fence you will want to isolate the bearing (adjust the fence so the bearing doesn't touch the work piece). The fence is taking the place of the bearing.......

Ed
 

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Boyd Howard said:
Where would a guy get information about how to make a special cabinet mold using a combination of router bits?

What good is the fence if the roller bearing must rest against the side of the workpiece?
Hello Boyd Howard, Welcome to the RouterForums :)


I have had the same question before and have used several different bits to get the molding look I wanted. There is a bit that I am ordering soon from Holbren.com it is the Multiform Bit 1/2" Shank I make all of my own molding and trim with different bits already. So I thought I would try this one to see how it would work.





Moved to Table Mounted Routing.
 

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The bearing will copy any flaws in the edge. By isolating the bearing you can use the fence and get true and straight cuts. For any kind of curved piece (inside or outside cut) the bearing must be used, so the fence is removed.
 

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When Iam using more than a single bit for a "custom" molding I draw the profile of the molding that I want then use those bits that fit segments of the molding that I have drawn. Usually this does not involve more than 3 bits. I usually have to use the fence rather than the bearings on the bits which means straight stock only & in my case for picture framing.

Lee
 
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