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Looking for some guidance for routing a closed end bull nose flute in a style.

The styles I have milled are 1" thk by 2 1/4" wide and are 17" long. They have a tenon cut on each end. Doug Fir.

I'd like to add a nice detail to the face. So, I'm planning to plow a 14" long flute down the middle of the face with a 3/8" bull nose router bit.

I have a router table with an adjustable fence, but the styles are a little longer then the fence so I don't have room to clamp a stop. The table also has feather boards but I'm not sure how to use them if I have to drop the workpiece down on the bit to start the flute.

I guess I could mark the fence on the leading edge with tape and use as a guide to stop, turn the piece around and repeat, then clean up the middle but if the work is not centered perfectly over the bit I could get some mismatch.

Any techniques or suggestions to plow a flute using a router table would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 02:35 PM
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Hi George

Here's easy jig you can make to put in flutes all day long and they will all come out right on the button every time..

http://www.routerforums.com/jigs-fix...19549-jig.html


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Looking for some guidance for routing a closed end bull nose flute in a style.

The styles I have milled are 1" thk by 2 1/4" wide and are 17" long. They have a tenon cut on each end. Doug Fir.

I'd like to add a nice detail to the face. So, I'm planning to plow a 14" long flute down the middle of the face with a 3/8" bull nose router bit.

I have a router table with an adjustable fence, but the styles are a little longer then the fence so I don't have room to clamp a stop. The table also has feather boards but I'm not sure how to use them if I have to drop the workpiece down on the bit to start the flute.

I guess I could mark the fence on the leading edge with tape and use as a guide to stop, turn the piece around and repeat, then clean up the middle but if the work is not centered perfectly over the bit I could get some mismatch.

Any techniques or suggestions to plow a flute using a router table would be greatly appreciated.



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