I use wood for a wide range of projects, including making furniture.
Rounding edges on wood is essential for protection.
Sharp wood edges are risky for you, your children, or pets as they can cause injuries.
It also enhances the overall appearance of your furniture.
Regardless of what you choose to make during your DIY project, it is important to round the edges.
You can effortlessly do this with Dremmel but rounding wood by hand is also an option.Dremmel is a power or rotary tool commonly used during home improvements and hobby applications.
How to round edges with a Dremmel
Below is a step by step guide on how to round edges with a Dremmel;
Step 1: collect the tools required
The first thing you should do is gather the tools you will need for rounding the edges.
The first thing is a Dremmel. Note that you will have to choose between the various Dremmel rotary tool models.
Here, I would advise you to seek professional advice when purchasing the product.
Other than this, it would help if you also had protective gloves and a dust mask.
It would be wise to have safety glasses and a pencil to map out the part of the wood you wish to work on.
Other things you will need include;
• A portable router table
• Wood stock
• Open-end wrench
• Fine grit sandpaper
Step 2: Set up your portable router table
Once you have all your tools, you can set up your portable router table.
Ensure that you do this in an area that is not obstructed. Doing this will give you plenty of room for working.
Step 3: Set up the Dremmer
Here, it would help if you secured your router under your router table.
Before you do this, you must drill some holes in the table using the attachment screws that come with the router.
From there, run the router upside down and attach it to the table through the holes.
I recommend that you use flat head screws to not interfere with the item being rounded.
After setting up the router, get a ¼ router bit and lock it in place. You will need an open-end wrench to tighten the collet nut to the bottom.
From there, raise the router bit so that the top is about ¼ inch above the router table’s surface.
Set up the stop fence ¼ inch from the router bit.
Step 4: start rounding edges
Before you start doing this, ensure that you have your safety goggles and dust mask on.
Then you can place the edge of the wood over against the tip fence, about 4 inches to the left of the Dremmer bit.
Gentry guides the wood along the stop fence, allowing it to pass over the router bit.
Afterwards, sand any rough edges using the sanding paper and turn off the Dremmer.
How To Round Edges With A Dremmel
The toughest part of the process is setting up the Dremmer.
However, you can always follow the manufacturer’s instructions to make the process easier.
The manuals usually come with images to assist.