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Table Saw Roundovers

Shaping an irregular roundover, like the one shown in the photo below, is really an easy three-step process. With the profile traced out on the end of the stock, I use a table saw to remove most of the waste, see Steps 1 and 2. By tilting the blade, it's easy stay outside of the layout lines.

Then to remove the remaining waste and refine the profile, I use a sanding block or hand plane, as you can see in Step 3.

  Tablesaw Roundovers  

Starting on any edge with end grain to avoid tearout, tilt the saw blade to approximately 25° and make the first series of cuts.


Tablesaw Roundovers
  Tablesaw Roundovers  

For the second set of cuts, simply flip the workpiece around and place it so it lies flat on the table saw.
 
       
  Tablesaw Roundovers  

Finally, sand or plane away the remaining waste to smooth out the roundover and complete the profile.


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