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I've been routering out chip wells, but I want to try a core box bit to make vertical chip trays. First thing I'm wondering is how to get squared off ends while keeping the bottom curved. And I've got 39mm chipco chips, so a 1.5 inch bit is .05 of an inch too small. So should I just suck it up and buy a 1.75 bit, or make a couple of passes with a smaller bit (seems like that would jack up the bottom of the curve).
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as I recall the right size is 1 5/8ths inch round nose bit. Make at least 5 passes to cut to 1/2 the diameter of a chip. I keep a chip handy in the shop to check the depth I have routered out so I don't have to either measure it or eyeball it. As far as ends squared off.....unless you glue/biscuit/dowel a squared pieced to the end of the routered rail...you will not get the look you want. Check out my spalted octagon thread for ideas.

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I'll do a search for the bit, woodcraft only had 1.5 and 1.75. The look I was eventually hoping to recreate is similar to the tables at http://www.regalpokertables.com/neiltable.html or http://www.regalpokertables.com/stevetable.html.
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Default Re: routered chip trays

those were made then cut to side to fit the slot

try whiteside.com or mlcs.com

both have the appropriated sized bit
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MCLS is where I bought mine.
http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...s/bt_core.html

Core Box 1-5/8" IIRC.
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Thanks guys. I ordered last night. It's currently backordered but I've got time since I'll probable practice a while with it and use it with the next one I build.
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Default Re: routered chip trays

Actually those are made on a drill press with a 40mm forstner bit. You do two halves at one time and then add wood to cap the ends square. You can get an extra long forstener bit at rockler to get the depth needed for 25 chips per slot.

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Default Re: routered chip trays

It's kind of a waste to use those awesome chip racks for super diamonds! I just splooged. How much for all the wood and what types do you have there quads?
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Those actually aren't mine. I found those picks 3 or 4 years ago while researching the idea. I did some myself, which cam out decent, but I didn't get into using exotic woods. I had some mahogany and some maple that I used. I have some picks of the ones I did somewhere. I'll try and dig them up.
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