I'm building a table with a mission style. I need to cut out 3 open slot in a
14" board. I built a template with MDF and planning to use a flush trim router
bit that is 3/4 bit with a 1/2 shank. I drilled a 1" pilot hole to start
cutting with the process. I did one but wondered if this is best way to remove a
I would much prefer to use a pattern bit or spiral or straight bit with
a bushing guide. The approach you described requires that you do a
full depth cut with the flush trim bit because of the bearing following
the pattern. The approaches I described allow you to make multiple
shallow passes with less problems with tearout or burning.
How big is your cutout? How thick is your board? It seems to me like
a jigsaw would be a good way to go. If you don't have one, maybe you
can drill more pilot holes and chisel out between them. It seems like
making the entire cut would be pretty hard on your router and bit
unless you make a rough cut to close dimensions first. Start with a
jigsaw or scrollsaw, just inside your line, and clean it up with your
router using your template?
I'm trying to built a sliding table for my wife for a couch. It's like a
hospital bed tray table with one top and bottom and only one side.
It also has a mission style to the one side so I needed the open slots in the
side only. I thought about cutting the slots and then glueing the boards up
which I guess would have been a better way. I hope I'm making this clearer
it is clearer
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