How do I router out a small, shallow pocket?
I am new to the forum, and hopeful that you can help me with a project. I am doing some custom knife handles, and the knives are spring assisted, so I need to put the spring pocket in the one side of one of the handles. I have to do this for 10 knives. I was thinking of building a small router table, and that I could put a matching pocket in a piece of aluminum or something as a guide, but the smallest corner is only going to fit a 1/8" cutter. I am new to using a router as well, so ANY advice will be hugely appreciated. There will 5 done in micarta, and 5 done in stabilized walnut. The handle blanks will be 4.5x1.5" and the pocket needs to be .082" deep. Because of the precision of these knives, and the action of the spring, these pockets need to be quite precise. I attached a photo of the stock handle, as reference.
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Last edited by Dustin Tocher; 09-16-2016 at 06:12 PM.