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Help Identifying the Right Bit/Tool

Can someone please help me identify the tool and/or router bit that would be used in making molding like in the attached picture?
My grandfather made me a wonderful bookshelf many years ago that I am now attempting to duplicate. Unfortunately he has since passed away and I am unsure what he used to make this particular edge molding.
Thanks… Any feedback would be appreciated.
 

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How high (tall) is that moulding?






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it looks like a triple bead, can't tell if that bottom one is a bead or not.. i have 1/4" each bead/3/4" total height. don't know how that comapres to your moulding.
 

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Cabinetman,

Thanks - I filled in a couple of details about myself

I am almost positive this is made of a normal old 2x4 that was ripped down to about a 1/2 inch thick.

TimPa,

Thanks - I googled triple bead router bits and I think you are right.

I really appreciate the quick response.
 

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Cabinetman,

Thanks - I filled in a couple of details about myself

I am almost positive this is made of a normal old 2x4 that was ripped down to about a 1/2 inch thick.
So, it sounds like if comes from a 2x4, the moulding is 1½" high, by ½" thick. You may be able to get the proper spacing with a router bit like this.

If not, and you need to carry a top and bottom bead, you may need a moulding head for your table saw, to use a cutter like this.






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Nice... I was not really aware I could get a molding knife for my table saw... I might get one of those just so i can make my own molding for other projects.

Now that I know what I am looking for I think i will make out alright.

Thanks again.
 
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