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Hi, Grampa John here.
I have a few products that I want to produce in small volumes. I am trying to figure out what is the best way to template router them. most will have to be routed from all sides. Other than getting a cnc router what do you think might be the easiest. I have 2- 3 1/2 horse routers. one in a table & one for hand held, they are both plunge types. all ideas welcome.
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Hi John, and welcome!
You should get many replies to your query. There are several guys with several great methods who contribute to the forum.
Personally, I use an over arm pin router (router mounted on an arm above a table with a pin in it) to follow a pattern. Depending on their sizes, I can duplicate several different parts at one time.
No need for collars and offsets or pattern/trim bits. Just a 1/4" spiral and a 1/4" pin.

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Hi John

The pin router can do a nice job but if you don't have a pin router than a standard router table will do a good job just fine.

Just make your master template ,use some 1/4" MDF stock, pin nail the template to the blank the stock and than chuck up a good trim bit and go for it, if the bit is a good trim bit you don't need to use the band saw the trim bit will plow right into it..and give you copy after copy of the master template..

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Hi, Grampa John here.
I have a few products that I want to produce in small volumes. I am trying to figure out what is the best way to template router them. most will have to be routed from all sides. Other than getting a cnc router what do you think might be the easiest. I have 2- 3 1/2 horse routers. one in a table & one for hand held, they are both plunge types. all ideas welcome.



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