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Hi members. When I joined The Forum I mentioned that I had done a little routing some years ago. I made a bunch of small eight bottle wine racks out of 3/4 knotty pine using a three piece template kit made from 1/4 inch hardboard. The company in Toronto Canada made quite a number of these template kits that required varying degrees of skill to use. Unfortunately soon after I bought my kit the company closed down and I have mislaid my own kit. Does anyone know of a company that manufactures this kind of project kits. Oldrusty
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Hi members. When I joined The Forum I mentioned that I had done a little routing some years ago. I made a bunch of small eight bottle wine racks out of 3/4 knotty pine using a three piece template kit made from 1/4 inch hardboard. The company in Toronto Canada made quite a number of these template kits that required varying degrees of skill to use. Unfortunately soon after I bought my kit the company closed down and I have mislaid my own kit. Does anyone know of a company that manufactures this kind of project kits. Oldrusty
I found some here: Wine Racks at WoodworkersWorkshop.com. I googled "wine rack templates" and there were other sites as well.

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Hi Charles. I am not looking for templates specifically for wine racks, just templates to make all kinds of routed items. The company I referred to made templates for shelf units, small furniture, decorative items etc. I picked the wine rack because it was a beginner project and made nice gifts. I will look into the places you suggested though. Thanks. Oldrusty
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Eagle America has a few templates, as well as being a good source for quality bits:

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Hi Rusty - here's another source of templates. These are more for inlays. Just what do you have in mind. I'm having some difficulty imagining how you would use templates to "build" a wine rack. Using them to add features during the build I could understand.

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HI john. As soon as I figure out how to attach a photo to my message I will include one and you will see instantly how simple these templates work. Oldrusty
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Hi John, I think I have figured out how to send a photo, if so you will see how basic the templates were. They were hardboard cutouts of each of the shapes, the templates were taped to the chosen 3/4" wood using two sided tape and a straight 1/4" bit was guided round the templates to cut out the components. When my skill level increases I look forward to trying some of the beautiful patterns I have been directed to. Oldrusty
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Hi John, I think I have figured out how to send a photo, if so you will see how basic the templates were. They were hardboard cutouts of each of the shapes, the templates were taped to the chosen 3/4" wood using two sided tape and a straight 1/4" bit was guided round the templates to cut out the components. When my skill level increases I look forward to trying some of the beautiful patterns I have been directed to. Oldrusty
Hi Rusty, I see what your after, I was looking for something complicated. I'd be inclinded to make my own. Some pieces of MDF and a hole saw kit should set you up just dandy.

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Hi John. Don't you think these make a neat gift and at my level are fun to make. If I decide to make any more ( they actually stack nicely ) I will take one apart and use the parts as templates to cut out hardboard ones that I can use over and over. The nice thing is that if you slip and cut into the hardboard you can repair it with epoxy. Oldrusty
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Rusty, this company offers full sized easy to build project plans. When you find a plan you like simply trace the design onto 1/4" tempered hardboard(Masonite) or 1/2" MDF using transfer paper. Cut then sand your template and you are ready for action.

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