routing curves on worktops

Discussion in 'Kitchen Fitters' Talk' started by Well Done Award, Oct 15, 2018.

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  1. Well Done Award

    Well Done Award New Member

    Can someone settle an argument please? I say you cannot route a curved edge on a worktop that has a rounded front edge - my mate says you can. also can someone recommend a jig for cutting curves?
     
  2. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    You can, most worktop jigs.
     
  3. PhilSo

    PhilSo Active Member

    Brevity is your passion Chippie.

    I'd be interested also.

    Presumably you have to have a router bit to match the curve/rounded/profiled edge of the worktop.

    PhilSo
     
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  4. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    No, precision and skill.
     
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  5. PhilSo

    PhilSo Active Member

    Can you share your skills please

    PhilSo
     
  6. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    You should have a rounded corner on your jig, set it up so your cutter goes into the worktop by the thickness of the laminate and flush on the other edge, cut your edging trim to exactly the right length and Bob's your uncle and Fanny's a daft name.
     
  7. longboat

    longboat Well-Known Member

    You can certainly bring a curved edge onto the pre-formed edge of a worktop. Most worktop jigs have edges at different radiuses for that exact purpose.
    I'm a bit uncertain of the question, though.
    Do you mean you can't curve the edge and also route in the profile of the the round over?
    If that's the case then in theory it is possible with the correct cutter, but I doubt you'd find an edging strip to accommodate.
     
  8. Mblack

    Mblack Member

    It’s same answer as to when asked can you put laminate work tops on a Belfast sink... you can but it’s a bodge, a curve with laminate requires square edge work tops.
     
  9. PhilSo

    PhilSo Active Member

    Is it a solid wood worktop or laminated?
     
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  10. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    I was presuming routing the curve on a breakfast bar front.
     
  11. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    Yes you can put a curve on laminate postformed tops, it has to be a very shallow curve though. A full curve into a postformed edge looks absolutely horrid though, just a large area of black where you have to file the edging to meet the postform.
     
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  12. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    As above. See it all the time...looks *****.
     
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  13. longboat

    longboat Well-Known Member

    Well done award to PhilSo.
     
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  14. PhilSo

    PhilSo Active Member

    Thanks
     
  15. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Yep, if solid wood then no probs.
     
  16. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    It does depend on the colour of the worktop with laminate.
     
  17. PhilSo

    PhilSo Active Member

    My preference.
    Single Spanish
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    PhilSo
     
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  18. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    My preference, single malt.
     
  19. PhilSo

    PhilSo Active Member

    Are you buying .

    :D
     
  20. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    It depends on if I get the curve job :)
     

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