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Router Bits

Twinco66

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Hello Folks,

I'm making ribs for a Culp Special - a derivative of the Skybolt. I want to use a laminate flush-trim router bit to trim my gussets even with the cap strips. However, I'm running into a problem.

The Freud bit I purchased, and the one from Woodcraft has the same problem, has too much space between the bottom of the bearing and the top of the cutting portion.

Look at this photo for an example.
http://www.woodcraft.com/product.aspx?ProductID=144138&FamilyID=4655

The photo is deceptive - in truth there is a large gap (1/8") between the bearing and the cutting portion. That gap means that if the bearing is riding on the cap strip, the intended gusset is falling between the bearing and the cutter. So the gusset is not getting cut.

Does anybody have a part number for a router bit that works well on 1/4 inch cap strip ribs?

Thanks, Zeke

As an interesting aside... the local Woodcraft store has a neat employee - he worked with Ken Hyde making the flyable (theoretically) replica of the Wright Flyer... the original biplane. He's terrific because he knows exactly what I'm trying to do and understands the problems and understand the constraints of the aviation world.


 

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