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    Does anyone have a resource that's online or can reference a magazine article that shows examples of how to use different router bits to make multi profile designs? Like using an ogie, cove, roundover to make crown moulding or picture frames? I sometimes wonder how all the different frame profiles are made.
    Last edited by Bob R., Ottawa; 08-06-2011 at 01:43 AM.
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    Default Re: Router bit profile combinations

    when starting a project with profiles that require multiple bits, router heights etc etc, ill experiment on some cheap material like barn pine, and using a cheap set of bits(mine are the cheap mastercraft set)

    when ive settled on a design i want, i work with good bits and the real materials. sometimes of course i'll wind up buying a particular bit for the project but at least i know which one will work
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    I believe Woodsmith magazine has an online article tied in to a TV episode that shows how to make 17 different profiles from 3 basic bits. Sorry can't give you a link -- their site is a minefield of popup ads that my firewall blanks out.
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    It is always best to work from cross sections. There is a bit of a formula to molding like proportions 1/3 to 2/3, one curve to another, convex to concave, small molding profile next to a large. I draw out cross sections and match it to my cutters. It helps to have piles of cutters of cutters to draw upon. Failing that, you can build a tilt table for the router and change the profile slightly, use the table saw to make cove cuts or nibble out a profile on the table saw and finish up with scrapers or a scratch stock or build up profiles by adding molding together.
    I keep lots of finished profiles on hand you can use a finger gauge to copy existing profiles. It does give your woodworking hand made custom look rather than just pull out ogee router bit from stock. Popular Woodworking had a chart of some profile
    search "molding chart" I am not sure if I should post the link here. LV has also have reprinted books in the past of old house moldings.
    Cheers, Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob R., Ottawa View Post
    Does anyone have a resource that's online or can reference a magazine article that shows examples of how to use different router bits to make multi profile designs? Like using an ogie, cove, roundover to make crown moulding or picture frames? I sometimes wonder how all the different frame profiles are made.
    Here's one page that I have Bob --


    Like Jim says Woodsmith has a whole bunch on their site but I have all the profiles under links from --
    The Woodworker's Choice - Woodworking Tools and Accessories - Creating Mouldings with Multi-Profile Bit - Page 2. HTH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayked View Post
    I believe Woodsmith magazine has an online article tied in to a TV episode that shows how to make 17 different profiles from 3 basic bits. Sorry can't give you a link -- their site is a minefield of popup ads that my firewall blanks out.
    Jim
    What a terrible website they have, is there any way to search that site for something? Idealy I should be able to search for a topic over articles, e-tips, online extras etc. and then either get a ling or pay to view it. Or pay to purchase that issue.
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    Brenlo has a good selection of profiles and examples of stacked profiles. Don't think you can access the catalogues thru their website unless you are in the trade. I found their catalogue thru another site but it is pretty slow.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/38466073/Brenlo-Catalog

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    The TV episode is 207, Router Table Techniques. Downloads are free, apparently, but you have to register first. I never have, because I don't want a load of advertising in my inbox. Good luck!
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob R., Ottawa View Post
    What a terrible website they have, is there any way to search that site for something? Idealy I should be able to search for a topic over articles, e-tips, online extras etc. and then either get a ling or pay to view it. Or pay to purchase that issue.
    OK -- I opened all my links and saved the 16 pages to my PB album -- here is a link to them -- http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y57...er%20Profiles/ .

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    Wally, those pictures were awesome - exactly what I was looking for. What is/was "The Woodworkers Choice"? It sounds like a company that went out of business. I'm wondering where they came from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob R., Ottawa View Post
    Wally, those pictures were awesome - exactly what I was looking for. What is/was "The Woodworkers Choice"? It sounds like a company that went out of business. I'm wondering where they came from.
    I don't remember where or when I got them but it was quite q few years ago. You can download and print those if you like.

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    Wally,

    Thanks for sharing those with us! Really valuable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally in Calgary View Post
    OK -- I opened all my links and saved the 16 pages to my PB album -- here is a link to them -- http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y57...er%20Profiles/ .
    Hey! there Wally, thanks very much for the link, it was very helpful to me too. I hope there. It is the first real resource I have gotten on here. And I would have given you a thank you or added your reputation if they had any of those systems here but unfortunately they don't.

    But anyway thanks again very much.

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