I am about to embark on a spending spree as SWMBO wants something done
that requires a bit more kit than have.
Basically I need to rout a nice moulding onto an elliptical bit of -
let's call it architrave..
Material is seasoned oak, 19mm planed.
There will be other bit to be done later as well, but this is the first
and most difficult bit.
I have an old but good ELU router, think its a 1/2" shaft..
My thoughts have been along getting a Trend Craftsman router table, and
an 'elegant mould' cutter..
But I am unsure as to whether this is all a good idea, and whether a
bearing guided cutter is the way to go. Or if i should cut a template
and use a ring guide on the table..
I guess for a one off its as easy to gut the curve into the oak
first..with a jigsaw and hand sanding..OTOH it might be easier to cut
thin MDF for a template..start with a straight cutter to get the edge on
first..then use the moulding cutter..
Any comments gratefully accepted.
- posted 12 years ago