bushing help - Router Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-17-2005, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1
Default bushing help

I just found this forum. I hope someone can answer my question. I am making a heart out of birch and placing it into a piece of rosewood. I have the PC bushing set but am unsure of how to use it. The only bit I have that is long enough is a 1/4" spiral. I tried using the 3/4" OD and 1/2" OD and the "heart" didn't fit into the rosewood. I'm not sure what to do. I've read how to calculate the offset but don't know what exactly that means. I need to do this ASAP, the wedding is only a few weeks away. The rest of the project is built, I'm kind of desperate. Can anyone help? Thanks.
Robinlynn is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-18-2005, 12:21 AM
Registered User
reible's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,702

Here is a few places to look for some ideas of how this works:
and even better:

If you are still having trouble let us know.

reible is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-18-2005, 06:15 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Richard
Posts: 387

Hi: The formular for the offset is: the outside diameter of the bushing minus the size of the bit used, divided by two. ie the off set with the 3/4" bushing and 1/4" bit would be 1/4". 3/4 -1/4= 1/2 divided by 2 = 1/4. The offset of the 1/2" bushing and the 1/4" bit would be 1/8". I assume that you have a template of the heart shape that you want to use. that template must be used to cut both the the material you want to remove and the material you want to inlay. The material to be removed must be done with the large bushing, and the inlay cut with a smaller bushing, both must be cut at the exact same depth. If you use a 1" bushing and a 1/2" bit the offset would be 1/4" to cut the material to be removed for the inlay. the router base must span the cut out portion of the material. The change to a 3/4" bushing and a 1/4" bit and cut the material to be inlayed keeping the bushing tight to the template.
Hope this helps you out.. Woodnut65
Woodnut65 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Guide bushing identification Mike Guide Bushings and Templates 42 09-22-2013 08:25 PM
Guide Bushing Height??? english Guide Bushings and Templates 12 02-10-2013 08:35 PM
Bushing set vs. inlay kit ? mharwell01 Guide Bushings and Templates 7 02-02-2008 04:44 AM
Inlay Guide Bushing and base plate Doyle Portable Routing 3 06-07-2007 09:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome