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Edge-to-Edge Mitering

Edge-to-Edge Mitering

Now, let's cut miters for edge-to-edge project pieces

1. Rip and crosscut all of your workpieces to their finished width and length. Adjust the chamfer bit for a full-height cut and position your router table's fence for a shallow cut. Make this cut on both edges of all of the workpieces. Move the fence back for a slightly deeper cut and repeat, doing this until your miter cuts on both edges come to within about 1/8" of the top of each workpiece.


2. Adjust the fence so the chamfer bit cuts the full miter without reducing the workpiece's width. (For precise results, make test cuts in scrap stock.) Make your final miter cuts on both edges as shown at left.


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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