Cut the back board to size from inch-thick stock; make its width 3/4 inches and its length dependent on the number of pegs you will mount. Shape the board on a router table using two different bits. Start by rounding over the front face of the board at the edges and ends (page 120), then switch to a piloted bead bit. Align the fence with the bit's pilot bearing and adjust the cutting height so the beads will be about lh inch from the edges of the board. To help you feed the workpiece, clamp a featherboard to the table, braced with a support board. Feed the back board into the bit on edge, keeping the front face pressed against the fence. Then turn the board over and repeat the procedure to rout the bead on the opposite edge (right).
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