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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-23-2017, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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I need to route recesses in some 1 x 2 pieces of hardwood.

Lets say 1/4" deep and 12" long.



What, in your opinion, is the fastest, most efficient and safest way to make 100 of these?

Thanks.
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Glue 1/4" pieces onto a 1/2" slab. Would not rout.
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Yup...1/4" pieces glued accordingly...

Not a router job...ganging a few together is likely to yield different depths and the routing/clamping could launch any of the pieces...too much hogging with a router bit...no good way to secure the base of the router. A sled above the pieces might work but you would need to find a way to secure the pieces together and have a backer board...too much tape/glue. You could use a sled and hog out an entire board's worth and then cut into strips...If yu do this you will need a bit ith cutters on the bottom and wide enough to be productive.

Probably not a table saw/dado blade job either...you would have to mount them onto a backer board securely enough to hold them together and create a single piece...

Not a jig saw job...would never get the clean edges on the flat between the 1/4" pieces...

Not a bandsaw job either...

Yup...1/4" pieces glued onto the long piece as Pat posted above...bunch of small clamps...maybe brads along with it depending on your application. You could also glue long 1/4" pieces onto a long board and then cut into strips to size...

's'all I got...
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Welcome WSCBG. I would add to the first couple of posts that it would be veeerry slow going to do 100 and therefore probably not cost efficient.

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I need to route recesses in some 1 x 2 pieces of hardwood.

Lets say 1/4" deep and 12" long.



What, in your opinion, is the fastest, most efficient and safest way to make 100 of these?

Thanks.
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I agree w/ Quillman and Nick...
it would be stronger to glue because you will have more control ove the grain...
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Gluing 1/4 pieces will be very strong, and you will have a cross grain connection. Do them 4-6 at a time and cut them apart with a table saw. You will need a couple of boards clamped to the end of 3-6 pieces to keep ends aligned. Wax these so the glue doesn't stick to the alignment boards. Clamp the pieces together without glue. If they are going to be exactly 2 inches across, you'll either have to put blade width spacers in place to separate the 12 inch boards, or use something like 2 1/8th strips that you cut down later.

I don't see any really efficient way to do this. It will take some hand work no matter what.
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Thanks for all the replies. But...

Gluing is not an option.

It must be one solid piece.

Any other ideas?

Thanks again.
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table saw sled and dado blade...
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