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Hi folks
For my first cabinet project, I'm routing the edges of some 3/4 inch walnut stiles and rails with a 1/4 inch roundover bit. I'll run a test or two but can anyone supply me with some general tips and techniques in doing this. The router is set on a router table with fence. also, do I use the highest speed? All tips welcome!
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Feed your wood from right to left on a table router.
1/4" round over can be cut in one pass.
Use a backer board when cutting end-grain.
High speed. Keep the material moving. If you see burning, you're moving too slow.
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I'm a little confused on what you are doing. If you are rounding the edges of your faceframe it might be better to assemble the frame first and then route the edges. With the corners rounded over it will make it more difficult to clamp together and have the frame flat.
 

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Hey Steve,
I'm joining the stiles and rails with molded stub tenons so I think I need to do then round-over first and then cut the joinery. I'm following a plan and actually trying to follow the instructions. I'll take another look at the plan and I'll certainly reconcile it with your advice. Thanks.
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