I would like to cut several exact pieces of thin wood (approx 22) using a
router. Any suggestions on how to make the template or how to seal it to
the wood underneath? Any websites?
Any answers would be appreciated.
I'm not entirely sure what the 22 is referring to, is there a unit
But- to do accurate scrollwork, etc with a router, you need to use a
template made of masonite or some such similar material. And then
basically do a simple but multistep process involving the use of
bushings on your router. I haven't done this in a while- but I believe
you cut the masonite to the actual shape that you want, then use a
spacer bushing as a guide against the template, while the bit of the
router cuts the wood. Crafty clamping is critical. A better resource
is going to be on a woodworking site- maybe fine woodworking, or
I think 22 is the quantity of pieces he is going to mill.
There are hundreds of router craft websites which illustrate template
use including the use of pilot bits, bushings and other techniques.
Templates are often secured to the cut piece with two sided tape.
Clamping is a pain in the ass because you have to make sure the clamps
are out of the path of the router which translates to a much bigger
template than necessary and awkward handling of the router.
I assume that you want to stack all the pieces together and rout them
all at once as if it were one piece.
I haven't done it with a router, but with a band saw, and they were 1"
thick (3/4"). How thin are your pieces? I used double sided tape to
stick them all together. The double sided tape is pretty strong, as I
had to pry the pieces apart afterwards.
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