I need to rout a pattern on some 3/4 plywood. I've cut a 3/4 ply template
on my BS and need to affix it the part that's being routed. I'm thinking a
bout a couple of dabs of CA glue. That ought to hold it for the routing an
d should be relatively easy to knock off when done, oui? I could also shoo
t a couple of finishing nails in and fill later. Thoughts?
I use carpet tape, as John suggested. Note: the tape I use is a thin film,
not foam; it is white, maybe two inches wide...3 or 4 pieces 3/4" are
plenty in most cases, even when routing from a template, as long as the
template/work surfaces are flat & smooth.
Rally depends upon the shape and complexity.
In critical projects, where material is at a premium, I always shy away
from double-sided tape and hot melt glue alone, and try to incorporate
some type of mechanical fastener as well (screws, where any holes will
be hidden; toggle clamps, etc.), similar to the following.
This worked very nicely for me. Secure, safe, and no adhesive to remove:
My template was on mdf.
Those are Harbor Freight toggle clamps. I have no experience with any
other brand, but I can detect no obvious flimsiness about them, cheap as
Hey, there's even a video.
I took some grief here, likely deservedly, for not roughing out the
shape before routing. But the jig worked very nicely.
One more. ;!)
I has to create 12 identical arms. I first cut off the excess with my
BS and then I clamped an MDF template on top of each. I then used a top
bearing 1/2" diameter flush cut bit to cut about 3/16" deep with my trim
router. This provided a smooth ledge for the bigger 1/125" diameter
bottom bearing bit mounted in my router table to follow.
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 12:43:05 PM UTC-5, Gramps' shop wrote:
e on my BS and need to affix it the part that's being routed. I'm thinking
about a couple of dabs of CA glue. That ought to hold it for the routing
and should be relatively easy to knock off when done, oui? I could also sh
oot a couple of finishing nails in and fill later. Thoughts?
Thanks, guys. I elected to use screws as I can easily fill the holes in th
e piece and they are going to be covered with black latex paint.
double stick carpet tape.
get the good stuff.
I usually control the amount of stick by using my tshirt to block some
of the tackiness. You just touch the tape if it is too tacky to your
tshirt and it usually knocks it down a little.
As stated, screws/clamps if you have the room and/or are a bit paranoid.
For my stuff, I've settled on DS tape. Not just any tape, for me it has
to be the 'film' style, not the mushy foam type or cloth type. I've gone
through dozens of rolls through the years and as typical, as soon as I
run out of one purchase lot, the store no longer carries the same stuff.
This forces me to try a new type, sometimes with better, sometimes with
This is the stuff I'm currently using with great results:
(Amazon.com product link shortened) QGXP3K8MXFXWHSY2T5
It sticks well, yet still can be pulled apart. Occasionally it will pull
some fibers from the template material,
I route with 1/4" hardboard templates on wood that has been sanded to at
least 120. Sometimes it is two pieces of wood taped together to make
duplicates when I don't have a template. Typically I'll use a 1"x1"
piece of tape on the corners and every few inches between.
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