Sharp edges on furniture parts are unpleasant to the touch, and can even cut you. When woodworker Gregory Paolini needs to ease the edges of multiple furniture parts, he turns to his router table, which gets the job done faster, and easier, than a block plane or sandpaper.

Sharp edges on furniture parts stand out like a sore thumb. They’re unpleasant to touch, too hard on the eye, and can even cut you. Although many woodworkers turn to sandpaper or a block plane to ease the edges of their furniture, Gregory Paolini turns to his trusty router table, outfitted with a 1/8-in. bearing-guided roundover bit. The router table makes it easy to soften the edges of part-after-part—a boon on especially big jobs involving a serious amount of parts.

 

In this short video, Paolini demonstrates his methods for rounding over at the router table. For more information on Paolini and his work, be sure to visit his website.

 


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