Round-over bit size?

Round-over bit size?

Postby proshy » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:51 pm

Quick question:

Anybody know/recommend what kind of round over Wolf or Tiger has? I would guess maybe 5/8" :?: ? Looking to build a replica body and need some advice.

I was perusing around the Alembic club "factory to customer" awhile back and thought i saw them say, on one bass they were building, that they were using a 3/4" round over..

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Re: Round-over bit size?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:04 am

I think I've seen 3/4" on some Fender basses, it's pretty extreme though.
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Re: Round-over bit size?

Postby TI4-1009 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:39 am

OK, I'll display my ignorance for all to see- what's "round-over"???
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Re: Round-over bit size?

Postby hippieguy1954 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:28 am

It is referring to the edges of the body. Example: Telecaster bodies (bass or regular guitar) are not rounded edges and Strat bodies are rounded edges.
LesPauls are not rounded edges. Hope that helps!
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Re: Round-over bit size?

Postby paulinnc » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:54 am

1/2" is what I was told by a builder.
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Re: Round-over bit size?

Postby paulinnc » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:58 am

TI4-1009 wrote:OK, I'll display my ignorance for all to see- what's "round-over"???


A round over bit is used in a router, usually in a router table to put round edges on wood. In this case it would be the edges of a guitar body instead of a board. picture the round edges of a strat, those are done with a round over bit.
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Re: Round-over bit size?

Postby softmachine72 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:50 pm

I use 3/4 on wolf an 1 1/4" on tiger and rosebud . the bit has to round the center maple also the tiger is a little less than 2" so when you put the body on a router table it does one half. you could get away with 1" but, I do not use it all the way to the flat. just my two sense.
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