For all of May 2009, Woodcraft and Matt’s Basement Workshop are featuring Whiteside Router Bit’s 1/4″ shank, 3/8″ diameter chamfer cutting bit as router bit of the month.
In my opinion, chamfer cutting bits are one of the essential router bits that should be found in everyone’s collection of profiles. They produce a simple edge detail that can add a great deal of beauty to your projects. And as I’ve mentioned over and over, chamfer profiles can help to make a square, bulky component look lighter and thinner. While at the same time, the chamfer can also do the opposite for thinner stock.
As I mentioned in the episode, a really great article all about using chamfers in your projects is one by Garret Hack in the January/February 2001 issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine. Here’s a link to it at FWW website, click here. You do have to have a membership to download it, but you can also probably find it at your local neighborhood library too.
If you’re not this month’s lucky schwag winner of the 3/8″ Diameter Chamfer Bit, here’s a link to make it easy for you to order one from Woodcraft.com.
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