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post #1 of 5 Old 01-14-2016, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Please Help - How to Find the Router Bit w/the Correct Reveal

Hello everyone,

I'm newly learning, working on some of my own projects for my house. I picked up some trim from a local retailer and fell in love with the reveal, but alas, they cannot source additional pieces and cannot even assist in locating what the design is (for alternate sourcing). So, I have in mind to simply cut my own, but I am having difficulty (having never entered this particular world of art before now) determining the correct bit to achieve the same reveal.

Are there any recommendations? Tricks? Sites that I could upload an image/drawing that help match?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-14-2016, 10:57 AM
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Most online sources of router bits have drawings of the profile shown for each bit.

Sometimes it is necessary to use several bits to match the profile of a trim piece, some profiles made with a molding machine may be difficult to match with stock router bits without a little magic.

Not seeing the actual piece you are wishing to duplicate it is hard to be specific.

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A picture would be a big help.

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I agree with George, a picture would help. Still the best you can hope for is to find a router bit similar. When it comes down to matching a profile that takes custom tooling and that could get expensive. You may have to contact a place like this. http://www.orbittools.com/
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Syncra Forest Products in McBride, BC does a lot of replication molding work for building restorations.
I know that they get all sorts of weird pieces of wood to match. Maybe they cut a similar profile so you could buy lots of it. I have no idea what the wait time might be.
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