The plain truth is, you don’t need a drawer full of expensive bits to rout fancy profiles. In fact, the fifteen different moldings you see in the photo above were done with just three basic bits that most of you already own — a 1/4″ round-over, a 1/2″ round-over, and a 1/4″ core box bit.
In this weeks Woodsmith Woodworking Seminar, Phil Huber will show you how you can use one bit to make several different profiles. To make some of the profiles above, he used different parts of the bit or changed the depth or height of the cut. Of course, to make the more complex profiles, you’ll need to use multiple bits.
And, instead of horsing a lot of material off with one deep cut, Phil suggests you try 2 or 3 light passes — you’ll end up with a much cleaner profile on your moldings. Make sure you attend this weeks seminar at the Woodsmith Store to learn more.