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I am NOT a woodworker, I'm a disabled, R/C Model Airplane builder. I need to make 2 (maybe 4 since I screw up a lot) 1/4"x6" Quarter round sticks.

I'm willing to cut them myself but I don't know what kind of router bit I need. I'm looking for a little bit of guidance and help here. I already have a couple of routers so I just need the bit.

Since I'm disabled (massive stroke) and have only 1 good hand I'm willing to pay someone to help me by cutting these for me. I can even supp;y the balsa wood.

If someone would advise me on the router bit I'll give it a go.

David
 

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You would need a 1/4" round over bit. To do it right, you will also need a router table and good feather boards to hold the balsa against the bit.

I am surprised you haven't yet found this shape of balsa from Tower Hobbies, or another online balsa supplier.

I actually used to make my own pieces like this with an xActo and sand paper.
 

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Tried Xacto & sandpaper

Tried the sanding route but with only 1 hand (and my left-hand at that) it came out quite uneven to say the least.

I know enough about woodworking "stuff" that I figured I'd need a routing table but I didn't think about feather boards.

Thanks for your help, I guess I'll have at it the first of the week.

David
 
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