Step 3: Rout the Bead

man using router to shape custom molding
Photo: Misty Keasler
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For certain details, like this bead, it's faster and more accurate to shape the profile on a router table than to use a table saw. The critical part is setting the router table's fence and the bit's height. Test-feed the end of the blank into the spinning bit and make adjustments until the bead detail is in exactly the right spot. Then rout the entire molding.
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