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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-01-2005, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Have been working on some crafts made from wood and it calls for "chunking" the edges. It says to chunk off the straight edges on the sides. Anyone ever hear of this and if so can it be done with a router?
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never heard of this, But what are you making that need this done.Ido a lot of crafts..
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Terry, I believe what they are talking about is to scallop the edges, to give the wood an antique look. Old wall plaques had this treatment and it is a simple but effective way to add interest to an otherwise boring edge. The best way of doing this is a rotary surform mounted in a drill press. Hold your wood at about a 45 degree angle to the drill press table and push it gently against the surform. Make a shallow cut and repeat along the edge. Use slightly irregular spacing, depths of cut and angles.
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Thanks Mike.
It makes a lot more sense now
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The best way of doing this is a rotary surform mounted in a drill press.
I'm looking for a rotary surform tool. Tried Lowe's and a local (extensively stocked) hardware store--he said he (vaguely) remembers something from Coastal Tools who went out of business 20 years ago.

Can anybody tell me where to find one? I'd prefer a disk shaped tool, but could work with a drum shaped tool.

For the record, I want to grind up some plastic (milk jugs among other things) to remelt for other purposes, so if you have another inexpensive suggestion, I'm all ears. ;-)
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The Stanley P555 was the most common but is no longer available. It took a lot of searching but success!
Amazon.com: Eazypower Corp 1-7/8' Rotary Drum Rasp 30089 Rotary Rasp: Home Improvement

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You can check out the rotary shapers at Woodcraft. I have the 1" version and it works great. I will be getting the 2" soon.

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Thanks very much! Maybe with the name of the product I can find one locally, if not I'll try mail (Internet) order.

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You can check out the [URL deleted, I can't post those yet] rotary shapers at Woodcraft. I have the 1" version and it works great. I will be getting the 2" soon.
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Thanks very much! I'm going to see if I can find either one of these or the Eazypower locally, and probably try the first I find. If I don't find either, I'll have to decide which to order.

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Bill, the $20 microplanner drum at Woodcraft should be in stock at their stores. The $4.63 rotary rasp on Amazon does show as in stock. You might try hardware stores for the old Stanley, craigslist.org or Ebay.

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