If there are sharp edges on a wood piece or a furniture it is not something good looking and it can even cause injuries. These sharp edges need to be smoothed so that it would feel good to see or to touch the wooden stuff. Making furniture is also an art and every artist tries to become a perfectionist in your job. So, if you have a trouble with the sharp edges you can use router table to get rid of them.
There are many other ways to have this job done but with the router table you get the accuracy, cleanliness along with saving lots of time. Here is a simple lay down of what you need to do in a flow of steps to get this work done.
You must try to ease off the edges on a wood before it is shaped into furniture as it would be a lot difficult once after you give it a proper shape. First of all you need to have a router table. Now you must unplug the router table if plugged in and then you need to install an 8th inch radius round over back.
After installation you need to make sure one thing and that is the edge of the radius must be even with the table. It is necessary because it effects the smoothness while cutting off the uneven edges from the wood. So you must sit down for a while and take a proper look at the edge of the radius and the table. You may use a ruler to do the measurement and making sure that it is of the height you want.
After this it needs to be made sure that the fence is even with the bearing of the bit. After this just lock it and for making it safer move in the fence a little. This movement is helpful in reducing the gap between the fence and the bit.
The next step is to adjust the height of the feather board to get the pressure downwards. Another feather board is required for keeping the wooden piece against the fence. Now the switch is to be plugged in along with hooking up dust extraction. Now you can start cutting.
Protection glasses are necessary as the edges may fly upward as the router puts lots of pressure on the wood so these small pieces of wood may hurt the eyes. Hearing safety is also mandatory as the noise of the machine is loud one.
Easing the edges with the help of a router table is one of the most convenient and best ways. It ensures safety, ease and also accuracy. This technique is the best one among all others for this job as it yields the best results. All these steps being done in this video below which would help a lot to understand the whole process.