how wide are your end caps aka breadboards???
okay...I'm putting the caps (breadboards) on the end grain. I plan on using tongue and groove router bits to accomplish this.
Thanks for your help
yes.. or use a slot cutting router bit...in my head, use a dado blade to cut mortises in the bench top ends, then cut mortises in the breadboards, then fit splines to them and glue them up?
With either method the seat would be vertical huh? It's only 25 inches long so I guess that would be doable.yes.. or use a slot cutting router bit...
good...OK, I was picturing something else, like the bit for box joints. Yes, that would be the way to go. Now the plan shifts into something a lot more manageable, thanks!
I agree with Stick. This is one of the bits you should buy sooner than later. The ones I've seen usually come with 4 different thickness cutters, the largest being 1/4". If you want to do T&G on 3/4" stock an extra 1/4" cutter makes it a bit easier although you can stack two together instead. My set has a set of thin shims for fine tuning the gap between two cutters and if you can find a set that has them or find a separate set of shims that would be good. The fact that you use them horizontally opens up your grooving options.a slot cutter is done w/ the wood in horizontal...
if you were to get a slot cutting set there is so much you could do w/ them safely... dadoes, rabbets, T&G, splines, miters and etc...
the slot cutting set... Router CNC | Joinery | Stacked Slotting Set
this what a slot cutter looks like..
he already has a set...If you buy a tongue and groove bit set, make sure they are matched in height. I'm pretty sure you can get such a set from Freud. Mine came from Sommerfeld tools. The point is that if you don't change the router height (and put a half inch grommet in the bottom of the collet), the two parts would fit right. Route face down!