Hi Joe
I think Mike does, and has done something similar, when side 
cutting/routing.
Richard

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 3:22:53 PM UTC, joe biunno wrote:
>
> hi Richard!... you can only do one reed or one flute at a time...unless 
> you were doing a flat piece, like a pilaster that has three flutes, for 
> example... just grind a single knife that would have three flute cutters 
> with the proper spacing between the cutters...adjust the height  of the 
> spindle and begin cutting... the benefit being all is done in one pass... 
> of course, this would be done when doing a considerable amount of 
> footage...if doing a small number of pilasters, simply cut one at a time, 
> adjusting the height of the spindle for each flute location...but if the 
> piece is round, such as a leg, bed post, pole, vase etc., you can only do 
> the one cut at a time, much like you would do on a legacy... the big 
> benefit of using this type of spindle, is that you can easily grind the 
> knife you need to any custom shape required to do any job... and that you 
> only need the one knife, not two, as done on today's typical shaper 
> heads...with the key factor that you only do small milling cuts into your 
> work piece... it's when you begin to get "greedy" and use larger knives, is 
> when this type of set-up is dangerous to use... again, none of this is 
> directly legacy related, but there is/was a set up for use in a router that 
> would allow a person to grind their own profile, which would mimic this 
> operation and thus allow a legacy user to not be confined to existing 
> router bits or having custom router bits made to suit their project...joe 
> b....ok, just edited this post to include a photo of the router bit set up 
> I was referring to
>
>
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