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Offline Sourwould

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Ovolo Finger Pull Router Bits
« on: October 28, 2019, 09:22 PM »
I'd like to do some finger pulls within some relief cuts on a door face. I saw a video on youtube using this style bit, but I can't find one like it in the US. Half of a stile and rail set looks close, but I'm pretty sure it would be too small. Is this kind of bit called something different in the US?


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Offline RustE

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Re: Ovolo Finger Pull Router Bits
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2019, 09:58 PM »
The bearing position is the difficult part.

CMT has a few inverted ogee bits that might get you close.   

Whiteside offers bearings and stop collars for the shank.  Not seeing any bits with the correct profile though.  There is a raised panel bit with a back cutter.  Maybe if you could buy just the back cutter, arbor, and bearings?

Offline Gregor

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Re: Ovolo Finger Pull Router Bits
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019, 12:32 PM »
@Sourwould can you please post a link to that video?

Offline Sourwould

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Re: Ovolo Finger Pull Router Bits
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019, 12:35 PM »

Offline Sourwould

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Re: Ovolo Finger Pull Router Bits
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2019, 12:36 PM »
The problem is getting a bit this big. The bit pictured had an 11 mm radius, but I'm only finding 6 mm from the usual sources.

Offline Gregor

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Re: Ovolo Finger Pull Router Bits
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2019, 10:18 AM »
Thanks for the link, sorry for having no clue where to source that particular cutter.

What I dislike about that profile is the back corner (that'll be unfun to clean) so I would use a cutter with a slightly rounded back. But it might be a good form (compared to a rounded back corner, as of being deeper at the back) in case a relevant part of the humans who'll use it have impractical long fingernails...

Offline Sourwould

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Re: Ovolo Finger Pull Router Bits
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2019, 04:05 PM »
I think the shape would be okay if the finger pull was on the bottom of the drawer face, upside down.

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Re: Ovolo Finger Pull Router Bits
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2019, 09:34 PM »

Offline RustE

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Re: Ovolo Finger Pull Router Bits
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2019, 11:08 AM »
@Sourwould

Happened upon these today.  Closest match I have seen to the original image.

https://www.wealdentool.com/acatalog/Ovolo-Scribe.html

Offline Sourwould

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Re: Ovolo Finger Pull Router Bits
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2019, 03:54 PM »
That's actually where I lifted that picture from. The 7/16" radius bit (which I think is for 3/4" material) has been out of stock for a while, probably because of the youtube video.

Offline RustE

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Re: Ovolo Finger Pull Router Bits
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2019, 10:33 PM »