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post #1 of 10 Old 08-17-2016, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Using a router on a non-90 degree edge

I am working on a slab hallway table that I'd like to cut the ends at somewhat of an angle so that they're not exactly perpendicular to the top. I'm talking 10-20 degree's off 90, or something like that. My question is, will I be able to run a router with a roundover bit along that edge since it's not a 90 degree angle. I'm not sure how it would perform. I can easily test on a scrap tonight but it's going to bug me all day at work if I don't figure it out before I can get in the shop in 10 hours.

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It will probably leave a little 90* line near the bearing. That should be easily sanded away. Using a larger bearing would eliminate that.

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This is an application where a good hand plane would likely work well. Even though it is cross grain, a well tuned, sharp plane could round that edge over nicely IMO.
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Thanks, all, for the input. I'm actually trying to do a pretty significant bevel on the edge, similar to the photo attached.
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Thanks, all, for the input. I'm actually trying to do a pretty significant bevel on the edge, similar to the photo attached.
Router might work for some of that, any irregularity in the guide surface will show in the routed edge. Hard to say how they did that one, could have been with an angle grinder and flap wheels to rough it out, or even a rotary sander with a fairly coarse disc, then shaping and smoothing from there.
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You didn't mention how thick your piece is, but ...

http://www.rockler.com/15-chamfer-router-bit

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If it were me I'd do it with a sander, but I'm kind of a caveman that way.
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Thanks all. The slab is 2" thick. I am cutting it down lengthwise so I'm going to try it with the router and see how it goes. If it doesn't go well then I'll caveman it with a sander or scrap the angle altogether.

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Maybe cut the round over, Then cut the bevel?
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Round over bit didn't really work at all after I put the bevel on her so I just went at it with the RO sander with 60 grit paper. I'm happy with the result!
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