Skill Builder Simple Tools And Techniques For Routing This Traditional Architectural Feature Will Make It Too Simple Not To Try
Skill builder simple tools and techniques for routing this traditional architectural feature will make it too simple not to try is article about Magazine bookmarked by glen with ID 11803854241 was uploaded on 10-02-2019 and has been viewed 339,286 times.
Mill-it-Yourself Handrail Photos by Steve Maxwell Great as it is to build cabinets, tables and shelves, woodworking skills offer more than this.Your workshop know-how can also be used to create valuable, wood-related, built-in features for your home - features that add beauty and elegance in ways that would otherwise cost big bucks.
Stairway hand railings are a case in point.Few woodworkers realize how simple it is to make spectacular shop-milled railings in traditional profiles using ordinary workshop skills and a router.You don't even need a shaper.
If you've got a need for hand railing, milling it yourself might just be the most satisfying - and cheapest - way to get what you need while making the most of your woodworking skills.Milling a handrail involves preparing blanks, adjusting router bit height, routing finger grooves, routing a bottom profile and routing a top profile.
Don't worry if all this is new to you.You'll feel like a pro in no time.Prepare Railing BlanksTraditional handrail profiles require wooden blanks that typically measure somewhat less than 3" x 3" in cross section.
The exact size depends on the router bits you choose, but regardless of the profile, aim to begin with rough blanks...