03-21-2017, 10:07 PM Re: Using router for first time by bulbous_blues (Hi I wondered if ...)
(03-20-2017, 02:13 PM)Steve N Wrote: OP Posted "1/4 inch roundover bit to give a nice edge" Wouldn't matter if the total edge was 6' tall, he's talking about just dusting off the edge. He'll find out how deep he can go on the particular wood he has at hand. Pine, that's a full on cut, Ironwood, many passes. but those are the things harder to teach. As long as he does it safely he'll be fine. Worst case is he will gouge an edge, less likely with a router base giving him greater control.
Your bit about router direction is spot on though, good thought.
Think he was talking about the template for the cutout not the nice edge when he mentioned the thickness...