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Hi. I'm looking for router bushings whether the height never exceeds about 3/8". I have a kit from (I think) Rockler now but the 17/32" ID (5/8" OD) bushing is taller than the template I'd like to use. I could build-up the template but I'm working on a jig idea and it would be better to have bushings that aren't quite so tall.

I could have these turned down, but someone has to make shorter bushings, no?
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I just grind them down when the need arises
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I've ground some also, but if you'd prefer...
1-3/16" Brass Template Guides - Lee Valley Tools

I'd love a set of these--i just gotta remember at Christmas when i'm asked. I usually end up like Ralph in "A Christmas Story"...Yeah, a football, i guess i want a football.

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I thought I had seen a source that offered different lengths but I can't remember where. John's suggestion works. There is nothing critical about the length. The only critical dimension on a guide bushing is its concentricity.

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I've ground some also, but if you'd prefer...

I'd love a set of these--i just gotta remember at Christmas when i'm asked. I usually end up like Ralph in "A Christmas Story"...Yeah, a football, i guess i want a football.

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The ones you linked are pretty much the same as mine, the 5/8" OD bearing is 9/16" tall.
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I also grind them down when they are too tall.

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The Oak Park guide bushings are all just under 1/4"..

The generic set I have I grind down or get a friend to turn down on the lathe as required. - to use in a dovetail jig, for example.

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The ones you linked are pretty much the same as mine, the 5/8" OD bearing is 9/16" tall.
Sorry about that--i saw the 1" at 3/8" and the first part of the table, missed the whole middle. I shouldn't try to shop and eat lunch at the same time!!
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What about temporarily adding a quick thin subbase to the rourer?
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Thanks for all the help guys, I was able to find what I needed at Rockler.
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