Fun with a point roundover bit

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Fun with a point roundover bit

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Using a Magnate 0.25” radius point roundover bit on Medex MDF
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Re: Fun with a point roundover bit

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Before sanding
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NICE Unique result Randall!
Pretty versatile bit for lots of different things:)
NICE job! :)
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Really nice..... just need a project to use it 😀

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That is really nice, Randall!
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Getting that cut out without breakage overshadows the use of the roundover bit. Amazing.
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Hey Randal, pretty fancy stuff. I use that bit a lot, love it :P

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Getting that cut out without breakage overshadows the use of the roundover bit. Amazing.
The material is 0.75" Medex MDF. I've also cut these in 1" thick 15 lb sign foam.

I used a 0.25" end mill to cut around the project leaving a 0.01" skin.
Then I used a 0.125" end mill with a 1" length of cut.
Since the larger end mill had removed the bulk of the material the smaller end mill could get into the detailed areas with minimal load.
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I've attached a tutorial and an example file.
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Well done, thanks for sharing the PDF and the CRV.

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Randall,

I have one of those bits but have never used it like this! Very cool looking! Thanks for the PDF to keep me looking for opportunities to try this...

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Who knew you could make such cool signs with that type bit? I have one and NEVER thought to do this.
Thanks for the nudge to try something new and for generosity in sharing the technique you used.
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Thank you for sharing your knowledge, Randall
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Always looking for new ways to make lettering
Looks great and added to my todo list.

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Thank you for sharing your knowledge, Randall
I learned about this years ago from Joe Crumley over on the TalkShopBot Forum.
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