Experiment with a flat-tipped roundover bit

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Experiment with a flat-tipped roundover bit

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I was experimenting with alternating fluted and unfluted toolpaths on a column with a flat-tipped roundover bit. The piece is 22" long and 3.25" diameter in douglas fir.
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I liked how that turned out. I have a few of those round over bits that I took the roller off so I could use it on the CNC for some edge work, but I never tried it on a rotary project. I think I'll give it a try. Thanks for the idea.

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Gary...
When you say: " I have a few of those round over bits that I took the roller off so I could use it on the CNC for some edge work, but I never tried it on a rotary project." You may want to rethink that one. The bits Randall shows are made to plunge and bottom cut, not so much for ones you take the bearing off.
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Gary,

Thanks for letting me know. I think I better test the router bits I got first to see just what they do. If bad results I'll go with the plunge type that you suggested.

I need to come up with a finish trim on some corners for this project I'm doing and Randall gave me a good idea how to do it. This is what I came up with, so hopefully it will work out.

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