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I use a router seldom, but have had and used them for several years. I in routing a very shallow groove in a 1 1/2 wide board...I have a Bosch fixed/plunge router...and was looking at the Colt as a means to route the 3/8" wide groove in this material..... I happened into a local store today and seen a edge guide kit for the Bosch router....would this be a better & cheaper solution to making the grooves?.... the guide would attach to the plunge router, and only need to support more base I would think...any information is greatly accepted....and thanks in advance..... I am making the flues on native american flutes, been doing by hand, but router would be much faster process......
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I use a router seldom, but have had and used them for several years. I in routing a very shallow groove in a 1 1/2 wide board...I have a Bosch fixed/plunge router...and was looking at the Colt as a means to route the 3/8" wide groove in this material..... I happened into a local store today and seen a edge guide kit for the Bosch router....would this be a better & cheaper solution to making the grooves?.... the guide would attach to the plunge router, and only need to support more base I would think...any information is greatly accepted....and thanks in advance..... I am making the flues on native american flutes, been doing by hand, but router would be much faster process......
Hi, I think you would be better served with a fixture that would hold your workpiece and provide support and guides for your router. Could be as simple as a box with a flat top surface and a relief in the middle to hold the workpiece. Have to be kind of vague here as I'm not sure exactly what your project looks like.

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any idea where you could find online plans for such a jig?..... my workpiece is 1 1/2 wide, and I need to make a 3/8" x 1/32" groove it in about 3 inches long.... I have done by hand, and just takes time.... I thought maybe with the router it would move assembly along quicker.......
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any idea where you could find online plans for such a jig?..... my workpiece is 1 1/2 wide, and I need to make a 3/8" x 1/32" groove it in about 3 inches long.... I have done by hand, and just takes time.... I thought maybe with the router it would move assembly along quicker.......
Hi - doubt if you find any plans, jigs like that are generally "purpose built". I did sketch out something like you may want. I still don't know exactly what your workpiece looks like, only that it is 1 1/2" wide. Take a look at the sketch and see if it rings any chimes.
Please excuse my attempt at sketchup, it's finer points have successfully eluded me
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Hi - doubt if you find any plans, jigs like that are generally "purpose built". I did sketch out something like you may want. I still don't know exactly what your workpiece looks like, only that it is 1 1/2" wide. Take a look at the sketch and see if it rings any chimes.
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Hi Michael

Just one more way to do the job,it's called a ski jig that can be used for many,many router jobs , and you can make one very easy...the cams can hold just about any size of stock..I have use 1/2" wide stock and put in a 3/8" wide slot right down the center.

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Just one more way to do the job,it's called a ski jig that can be used for many,many router jobs , and you can make one very easy...the cams can hold just about any size of stock..I have use 1/2" wide stock and put in a 3/8" wide slot right down the center.

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Hi BJ,

Is that the method used to extend the slots in the Rockler Ellipse Jig?

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Right on James

Here's one more trick with the Rockler Ellipse Jig, take a hole saw or your new cir jig and cut out a 1 1/2" plug (out of some scrap 2 x 4 / 2 x 6 stock) that will just drop it in the hole in the jig, but it's needs to be dead on,put in a center hole that is 1/4" in diam. the next time you want to cut out a small cir.drill 1/4" hole with a 1/4" brad drill bit ,on the out side or the inside of the cir.you want to cut out, drop the plug in the hole with the 1/4" pin in place than move the jig in place and lock it in place than drop the router on the jig and cut the hole out and it will be dead on..

This needs to be done when the lock point of the jig is under the router plate....the norm you will need to use a 1/4" bolt and tee nut without the sharp points on the tee nut ,to lock the jig in place..

I will post the little fixture if you want to see it, just ask and I will do it...

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Is that the method used to extend the slots in the Rockler Ellipse Jig?



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