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Hi all! I’m newish to the woodworking scene and am wondering if you can take a roundover bit on a router to the inside of a forstner drilled hole. (Obviously provided the hole is large enough to fit the roundover bit) is this something a router is capable of doing and something that’s safe to do, to achieve a nice rounded-over hole? Trying to make some nice smooth finger holes for drawer faces so I don’t have to attach handles that stick out. Thanks!
 

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Yes you can, you need a round over bit with a bearing guide,,, inside the the hole you want to round over move router in a clock ward rotation
Make sure you clamp the drawer fronts down
 
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It works, but be careful if the hole is getting close to the size of the bit. It's been a couple years since I first tried it, if I recall right if it is close the bit can start running around the hole. Practice with scrap, maybe with a larger hole first, and as Semipro said secure the wood well.

You might want to rout around each hole with less than the final depth, then again at the depth you want.
 

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It works, but be careful if the hole is getting close to the size of the bit. It's been a couple years since I first tried it, if I recall right if it is close the bit can start running around the hole. Practice with scrap, maybe with a larger hole first, and as Semipro said secure the wood well.

You might want to rout around each hole with less than the final depth, then again at the depth you want.
Another "yes" it can be done BUT there must be enough surface for the router to move freely without wobble. The alternative method that I use for small items is the ski mounted router.
 

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