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Hey there, i've been searching all over the internet for a bit that can do this profile

would anyone know the bit to do this?

Thanks!
 

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Would you like to tell us who you are & where you come from..First name n/a wont cut it. What tools do you have? Fill out your profile etc. etc.
 

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Welcome to the forums N/A..

what you have is built up.. (made from 2 or more individual moldings)
we'll need to see a cross section of the profile to give you more of definitive answer....
 

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alrighty, i fixed my profile :)

I live in Ottawa and i have a router table, table saw, chop saw, mitre saw, jig saw, a bunch of sanders :D

i'm new to routing and i would like to improve and get better at it
 

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unfortunately i don't have any other pictures. I'm currently working on 3 posts for my deck and would like to dress the posts up to look like that picture but i couldn't figure out or find a router bit that can make the cut like that.
 

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alrighty, i fixed my profile :)

I live in Ottawa and i have a router table, table saw, chop saw, mitre saw, jig saw, a bunch of sanders :D

i'm new to routing and i would like to improve and get better at it
Thanks...
the get better we can help w/ right off...
head over to this link for the help and some light reading....

unfortunately i don't have any other pictures. I'm currently working on 3 posts for my deck and would like to dress the posts up to look like that picture but i couldn't figure out or find a router bit that can make the cut like that.
would designing something to your happiness work???
 
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I think designing something would work. I like the idea, but i'm definitely not that picky.

I will have a look at the link and read up

Thank you
 

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@dre613..

Andre...
1st start w/ a base cap profile to your liking.. (there are many.. as in a lot)...
and there is a most excellent chance you will find a bit to match...
you can add an accent molding to the cap if you like..
why not just buy the molding you need ???
here's a couple of examples...

 
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great! i'll give it a try.

Currently reading safety tips. I have used the router before and watched a few safety youtube videos about climb cuts.

I tried to buy this moulding but wasn't able to find one like it.
 

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more profiles...



here's a a couple of PDF's that may help w/ profiles design and built up how to...

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great! i'll give it a try.

Currently reading safety tips. I have used the router before and watched a few safety youtube videos about climb cuts.

I tried to buy this molding but wasn't able to find one like it.
good one on you..
WTB that profile you show is a 2 piece cap...
so finding it as a 1 piece may be a tad iffy...
see it as a little molding sitting on top of a larger molding...
look to astragal moldings for more ideas...
 

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You're right, i was thinking it's a one piece. Definitely right about it being a two piece.

This stuff is way harder than i thought. This will be a great learning experience.

Thanks a lot for the insight!
 

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You're right, i was thinking it's a one piece. Definitely right about it being a two piece.

This stuff is way harder than i thought. This will be a great learning experience.

Thanks a lot for the insight!
oh but it's not hard...
it is actually quite easy...

get your hands on or download some router bit catalogs and you'll envision the pieces coming together..
pictures speak a thousand ideas...
the better bit companies out there...
Freud...
Whiteside...
CMT...
Amana...
 

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You're right, i was thinking it's a one piece. Definitely right about it being a two piece.

This stuff is way harder than i thought. This will be a great learning experience.

Thanks a lot for the insight!
see it as a little molding sitting on top of a larger molding...
look to astragal moldings for more ideas...
 

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Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.

I'm definitely visual so this is going to be fun to try and achieve something like it!
 

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Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.

I'm definitely visual so this is going to be fun to try and achieve something like it!
yur welcome and good hunting...
post your results when you get there...

look to the profiles of architectural bits...
you may be able to use a segment of them..
https://www.freudtools.com/explore/router-cnc/architectural-millwork
https://www.freudtools.com/explore/router-cnc/edge-treatment

POINT!!!
what ever you do you don't want your finial to hold water...
design to let water run off of the cap...
no sense in promoting rot...
 
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Great information from Stick. Minor point, you can use only part of any bit by cutting the thickness so it fits the portion of the bit you're using, and also by how high you set the bit.

Although I am also a visual thinker, I find it hard to visualize the profile it cuts from looking at the bit. To deal with this, I keep the profile drawing that comes with the bit, with the bit. When cutting small trim profiles, I always cut far more than what I'll ultimately need because things happen, cut a miter the wrong way, cut too short, find a knot, cause a ding. Extra stock saves you bacon.

Welcome to the Forum Andre, you can see why we like it here.
 

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Thank you Tom, it's really nice to be a part of an awesome forum, you guys have been great much appreciated!
 
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