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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-28-2015, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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I need to route a single pencil holder on a desk top, similar to desk tops when I was growing up.

It would slope in at either ends of the slot.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Use a core box bit in a plunge router MLCS Core Box and Round Nose router bits This will give you a round bottom groove with a rounded end. Depending on where the groove is relative to the edge of the desk top, you may be able to use your router edge guide with stops clamped to the top to define the length of the groove or a straight edge clamped to the top, also with stops at each end.
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Like Tom says, a stopped groove with a round nose bit. If you want to make more that one groove i would make a pictire frame for a jig with the ends stopping the router at the length you want and if you want two or more parallel grooves then make it wide enough to add a shim(s) after you make the first groove.
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I believe you would use a Core Box Bit.
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