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Chamfer Bits

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End-to-End Mitering

End-to-End Mitering

How to miter end-to-end joined workpieces

First, install the chamfer bit and adjust its height so the bottoms of its cutting edges are just below table level. Then, set your router table's miter gauge precisely 90? to its miter slot. Add a wood auxiliary face to the miter gauge that extends up to, but just a hair shy of, the chamfer bit's pilot bearing.

Note: Perform each of the following steps on all of your workpieces before moving onto the next step.


1. Rip your stock to exact width and crosscut your workpieces about 1/8" too long. Miter one end as shown at left. For best control make multiple shallow cuts until the bit miters the entire end.


2. Cut a full miter on the opposite end, leaving each workpiece about 1/16" too long. Now, miter one workpiece to its final length. Then, use this workpiece to set a stopblock on the miter-gauge auxiliary fence. Cut all of the pieces as shown at left.

Continued on page 3:  Edge-to-Edge Mitering


Comments (3)
correysmith321 wrote:

This is a great illustration to show the differences of chamfer bit. My uncle has several chamfer boards that he just bought and we're trying to figure what the correct way would be to put chamfer bits in them. As you may know we're not very familiar with timber products but yet, we would like to know more.

3/18/2015 07:40:35 PM Report Abuse
b.d.gleeson wrote:

How do you chamfer stock that is thicker than the bit depth? The bearing impedes workpiece - or am I missing something?

8/4/2013 12:26:50 PM Report Abuse
captdave1940 wrote:

I'm a pretty new woodworker, and just added a chamfer bit to my bit portfolio. Just used it o ease the joint of a box lid to the box carcas, what a great looking joint. Thanks for the article on this type of bit.

12/15/2010 09:49:20 PM Report Abuse

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