Router Bits for Sculptured Chair Joints
Leg and Seat Router Bit Set from Whiteside
The router bits used in making the seat to leg joints must match. The #1922 Rabbet and #2010 Roundover router bits are a must have for this project. In the DVD I used bits that I've had for years that just happen to match. It is almost impossible to find a rabbet bit that is 1 1/2" diameter now. Most of the manufacturers are now making a rabbet bit with different size interchangeable pilots. They are usually 1 3/8" or 1 1/4" diameter and they will not match up with a 3/4" roundover. about $70
Available from Highland Woodworking as a set and from Woodcraft individually.
Not a necessity but a luxury:
Whiteside Solid Carbide 1/2" Spiral Flush Trim Bit w/ 2" Cutting Length - 1/2" Shank
The Pattern Making/ Trim Bit is has 2" of spiral cutting surface. It beautifully trims the back legs flush at your router table with your top-mounted pattern attached. The spiral bit significantly cuts down on tear-out from reversing grain situations found on the back leg. #RFTD5200 U48 $90