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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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I've been making adirondack chairs with the shape of Minnesota as the back rest. I'm currently using a scroll saw the cut the shape out. The backs are made using 4 1x6 boards. My question is what would be the most efficient tool to use, scroll saw, or a router with a pattern bit. If router bit what style and brands would you recommend.
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If it's a cutout, scroll saw gets my vote. However, if it is not, then a router seems the better answer. With four pieces it might be a problem cutting out the shape and still having the back support a person properly.

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welcome to the forums N/A

stay w/ the jigsaw..
use the correct blade for the mission...
using the router you'll still need to hog out the design...
however a pattern and a router will give you a cleaner finish..
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Bandsaw would be fastest.
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Welcome to the forum Douglas. One of the reasons members are encouraged to fill out their profiles is so that we know what tools you have to work with. I agree with Gerry that a bandsaw is by far the fastest machine to get rid of the bulk of the material. But that isn't helpful if you don't have one. Next would be a jigsaw, if you have one. Routers aren't good at removing large amounts of wood and bits wear more quickly than other cutting tools and are more costly than other methods. However a pattern or flush trim bit is ideal for producing a finished edge (maybe with a little sanding) when following a pattern of the finished profile. So a multi machine approach is probably the best where you use a bandsaw or jigsaw to cut the basic pattern out, leaving 1/16th to 1/8th inch of wood to rout . That will give you a finished product with the least amount of time spent sawing and sanding.
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One thing to consider when using a router to trim or cut the ends of boards like you're proposing is that tearout can be a serious issue. You'll probably want to use a backer board.

If you're making a lot of these, I'd make a dedicated template/jig for each board that incorporates a backer board. I'd rough cut themon a bandsaw, or with a jigsaw, and then clean up the ends with the router.
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Welcome to the forum Douglas. Pictures might help fully explain what you're doing now and what improvements could be made.
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bandsaw would be fastest.
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Welcome to the forum Douglas. I am with the group on this. I would say the scroll saw that would take the least amount of material. I cut allot of toys out on the scroll saw using 3/4" material. it goes pretty quick and not much waste. I used to make quite a few rocking horses. out of 1 1/2" stock. I would rough the parts in on the band saw then clean up them up with a router and a flush trim bit following a mdf pattern that I attached with double sided tape. https://www.amazon.com/Freud-Bearing.../dp/B0000225YCSend some pics we would love to see it.
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