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    Hi Gwyn,

    I wanted to ask you about the bevel on your panels... I appears that on many of your panels there are beveled edges on the cutouts for switches and displays. It looks very nice. Do you do this with a special bit? I think that I have seen reference to a chamfer bit..?

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    Re: Question for Gwyn

    Quote Originally Posted by Buddym View Post
    Hi Gwyn,

    I wanted to ask you about the bevel on your panels... I appears that on many of your panels there are beveled edges on the cutouts for switches and displays. It looks very nice. Do you do this with a special bit? I think that I have seen reference to a chamfer bit..?

    thanks,
    Buddy
    Hi Buddy,

    Just use a 90 degree 'V' router bit to produce 45 degree bevels. I bought a cheap 1/4" router bit set from Bunnings for about $45.00, there are a couple of V bits in those sets. For the inside of my main instrument panel monitor bezels, I created a toolpath over the original drawing for three sides of the monitor bezel - (top and sides). Command the tool to follow "on the line" and set the depth of cut to what you require, I think I used a cut of 3mm deep to place the bevel half the thickness of the bezel piece.

    Gwyn...
    Last edited by Westozy; 03-15-2010 at 03:52 AM.

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