375 Whiteside’s 1/2″ Radius Roundover Bit

August 13, 2009

I’m a little behind in getting this posted, but it’s time once again for ROUTER BIT OF THE MONTH!! This month we’re featuring Whiteside’s 1/2″ Radius Roundover bit. Much larger than our typical roundovers, but still a great profile for lots of applications.

The problem with smaller radius roundover bits on thicker stock is that the edge treatment can be lost when you step back and look at it. But the 1/2″ radius bit stays proportional to the stock and shows up great. In fact if you were to use it on anything thinner than 3/4″ you may have trouble getting the roundover or thumbnail effect you were hoping for. Personally this is a profile I’d only use on 1″ or thicker stock. In fact, by applying a simple roundover on each side of the same edge will result in a perfectly proportioned bullnose. Great for making your own stair treads or very nicely proportioned tabletops!

As always, we’re giving one of these profiles away on the show. But if you’re not this month’s lucky winner, you can still take advantage of the great discounted price all month long at Woodcraft for August, 2009.

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