Using a Router on a Bookcase

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Hold the router flat when using a round over bit on a bookshelf. Learn how to use a router on a bookcase from a woodworker in this free home carpentry video. View Video Transcript

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Michael McGeary

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Well good, now we're almost done with our bookcase. We're down to the last few steps. I've set my router up with a half inch round overbit, and it has a bearing on it, and this bearing is going to ride along the board, while this part of the bit cuts around on the board itself. I've set the bit, so that the very bottom of the bit, is flush with the router plate. If you lift it a little bit so it's a little bit higher than flush, you'll get an edge that's interesting, but a little bit different, and I'll show you that in a few minutes, so we're ready to start routing. There's going to be chips everywhere, so make sure you wear your goggles. The trick of this, is to just hold the router flat, and you can start anywhere. Ok, now we're done with the initial round over. It's up to you if you want to round over the very bottom. In this case, I'm not going to do that, but if you like, you can just rout that side too.