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I was to make a couple of bowl cuts in the base of my fly tying bench. I will be using a Bosch POF1200 AE Router and the router bit pictured below. The bowl cuts I want to use as temp storage for hooks and beads/eyes when tying so any suggestions to achieve the best result would be appreciated.

In the attached image of the router bit I have bought is an example of the type of cut I want to achieve.

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Shouldn't be a problem if your router has a plunge base. I don't know aanything about your model.

Test your cuts on a piece of identical scrap. Test, check, reset depth setting, recut...repeat until you get the desired results. That's how I do it.

If you are going to cut a pattern like pictured, you will probable need to create some sort of jig or spacer so you can make your cuts accurately.

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Most plunge routers have depth stops on them. Set yours to what you want and it will make that same cut every time you plunge it. When you are setting up for this I would suggest you have boards of equal thickness around the one you are working on to keep the router more stable. Do you have a method in mind for the spacing of the depressions?

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I am thinking two cuts similar to the one across the image.



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Most plunge routers have depth stops on them. Set yours to what you want and it will make that same cut every time you plunge it. When you are setting up for this I would suggest you have boards of equal thickness around the one you are working on to keep the router more stable. Do you have a method in mind for the spacing of the depressions?
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Dave, if you check my uploads there is a very simple jig that will take care of the distance from the sides and the ends. You can get the hole to hole spacing by cutting spacer bars on a TS and inserting one each time you make a hole. Actually it is a sketch of a jig.

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Actually, this cut with this bit is not going to happen. It has a half inch shank and the Bosch Router won't accept half inch bits. I have a Triton router in my table but no way am I pulling that out to do it.........lol
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Actually, this cut with this bit is not going to happen. It has a half inch shank and the Bosch Router won't accept half inch bits. I have a Triton router in my table but no way am I pulling that out to do it.........lol
Time for a second Triton....VBG.

As you have discovered, one you get serious, you may find the need for a 1/2" shank plunge router......

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Use a bowl/dish bit. You can order it on line or find a wood working store. You probably will need a pattern for your cut. Good luck.
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Just make sure you adjust the router speed for a router bit of this diameter. Max rpm should have been provided with the bit.

And do not remove all the material at one time. Make several passes and a light final pass for the smoothest cut.


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Actually, this cut with this bit is not going to happen. It has a half inch shank and the Bosch Router won't accept half inch bits. I have a Triton router in my table but no way am I pulling that out to do it.........lol
So you can not swap collets on the Bosch routers to 1/2"?


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