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Offline JeremyH.

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Upside right router mount or round under 1-1/4bit?
« on: February 15, 2021, 02:07 PM »
I have a perplexing issue with my current plans for some work.

I want 1-1/4 round over, or preferably a somewhat deep 1-1/4 round over but...

Once I have legs attached I can’t do it with a traditional cur on my router table, because the legs would need to stick straight down into the table. The reason the legs need to be done first is be they are glued in and the covered. The two laminated pieces may have a glue line and the round over bit will eliminate that.

Do I just build a jig to hold a router upside right? And have it on my table? I know squeezing work between surfaces isn’t ideal but there’s no need for a fence, so that helps. 
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Offline Frank-Jan

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Re: Upside right router mount or round under 1-1/4bit?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2021, 02:19 PM »
How close are the legs to the edge that need to be routed? And why not just handheld (in multiple passes)?

Offline JeremyH.

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Re: Upside right router mount or round under 1-1/4bit?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2021, 02:28 PM »
The total surface is about 15" by 15" and there are 4 legs. Exact placement isn't known yet but it'll be pretty close. I'm hoping that the legs won't stop me from being able to do it at this point.

If I had to guess I'm SOL on the legs not making contact with the router.
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Offline Frank-Jan

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Re: Upside right router mount or round under 1-1/4bit?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2021, 03:11 PM »
I don't do any fine woodworking/furniture making myself (allthough I did built an awesome winerack 20 years ago in evening school [wink]).  So this suggestion might be useless...
But would it be a solution to temporarily fix the two pieces of the top together and do the roundover before attaching the legs anyway, maybe with a few dowels or cut nails in between so it won't shift in the final glue up? (I've also seen projects where people glued pieces together with paper in between so they could split them after doing some turning)

Offline JeremyH.

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Re: Upside right router mount or round under 1-1/4bit?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2021, 03:14 PM »
Actually I was just thinking I could use my Duo Doweller to register pieces together. The template and the top and bottom. I'll have t sand the glue line, but that should be easy with a Rotex?
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Offline JeremyH.

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Re: Upside right router mount or round under 1-1/4bit?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2021, 03:28 PM »
Clamping will be more challenging with a radiused surface however.
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Offline rvieceli

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Re: Upside right router mount or round under 1-1/4bit?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 04:08 PM »
A picture even a drawing in a napkin  [tongue] would probably get you better suggestions.

Ron

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Upside right router mount or round under 1-1/4bit?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2021, 04:13 PM »
Clamp something like a 2x4 to the offside, if the width is too thin to balance a router on. Then hand hold the router and do what you need do, if that is the issue. The napkin drawing would be helpful.

Offline JeremyH.

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Re: Upside right router mount or round under 1-1/4bit?
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2021, 05:57 PM »
I like the idea of using an offside support. But as you’ll see I doubt that the router will have clearance. I suspect that doing it pre with registered dowells will be the only option. It’s trickier than desired but worth the effort I think; but I think it’ll be worth it.

Today I picked up a Rotex 150 today on sale at local place. I like the handle on the 125 better but with the side grip the 150 will be great. It also will help keep the surface more even for lamination. I got a solid recommendation for a baby router for clean up, too.
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Offline JeremyH.

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Re: Upside right router mount or round under 1-1/4bit?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2021, 06:11 PM »
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