For a recent desk project, I wanted a beveled edge on the writing surface. Because the desktop was gently curved at each end, I couldn’t create the bevel on the tablesaw. So I tackled the problem with my router instead, using a shopmade angled baseplate.

First I cut a pair of wedges that matched the bevel angle I wanted. Then I glued the wedges to the bottom of an auxiliary base and installed it on my router.

To cut the bevel, I created a template to match the top’s shape, clamped it in place, and used a pattern-cutting bit in my router. By following the template with the angled base, I was able to get the shape I wanted quickly and accurately. Mark Steckel, London, Ontario, ca
August 1, 2013