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TchrMommy

08:44PM | 08/17/04
Member Since: 01/04/04
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I just purchased a 2HP plunge router (Craftsman) and wanted to know the best way to accomplish a task.

I have a 1x2 piece of oak that I need to rout a groove into along one edge. I do not have a router table. Advice is appreciated.

-Heather in WA

Altereagle

11:22PM | 08/18/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
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Use a slotting cutter bit with a bearing.

http://www.freud-tools.com/freudcutset.html

That is a picture of one.

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TchrMommy

12:35PM | 08/19/04
Member Since: 01/04/04
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I guess "groove" was the wrong terminology. I need to cut a bevel (or even a 90 degree wedge) off the corner along one of the long edges. But because I have a plunge router, which is recommended for cuts out of the center, I don't even know if this can be done.

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TchrMommy

12:38PM | 08/19/04
Member Since: 01/04/04
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Don't look at the drawing. The b-board messed it up. Like you bevel the edge of a countertop, I need to to that to a 1x2. Thanks.

TchrMommy

03:55PM | 08/19/04
Member Since: 01/04/04
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Thanks k2, I'll look into getting that bit. I don't even know if this came with one. I'm glad to know I don't have to exchange the router. I'd like to use it to flute some finish carpentry someday.

Altereagle

11:25PM | 08/22/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
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...the plunge can be locked in position too.

A neat trick I use for counter tops is to attach a pice of maple or oak 1x to the face (keep nails clear of the chamfer) install the laminate then chanfer the edge.. it ends up looking like an inlay.

http://www.altereagle.com/remodel_5/IMAG0000.JPG

Like the above kitchen we did.

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