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Hi there, im looking for trend RC templates, can anyone help please? as i have just discovered these are now discontinued. I'm looking to collect a few of these. Fair price paid
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RC templates = ???

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I think the templates you are looking for are way over priced. All of their templates have been used over and over by many people and you will see the same designs time and time again.
You have a router so make the templates yourself. All you have to do is a little math and you can make unique designs that only you have. It would be fun and you can learn a lot about using bushings while you are making them.

Start with your design and add the offset dimension from outside of the bushing to the bit. This will give you the cutout for the template. then just cut out the hole and use the bushing and bit you designed the template with to cut your design over and over again.

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I still don't know what RC templates are ??
How about a link or a picture ?

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Hi Malcolm,
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I think the templates you are looking for are way over priced. All of their templates have been used over and over by many people and you will see the same designs time and time again.
You have a router so make the templates yourself. All you have to do is a little math and you can make unique designs that only you have. It would be fun and you can learn a lot about using bushings while you are making them.

Start with your design and add the offset dimension from outside of the bushing to the bit. This will give you the cutout for the template. then just cut out the hole and use the bushing and bit you designed the template with to cut your design over and over again.

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Trend had a set of templates they called "Trend Router Carver Templates"

They are too expensive as far as I'm concerned.

Cheap Router Carver Templates, Buy Router Carver Templates Online at DIY Tools

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Hi Mike

Thanks, I have the full set of the CMT type, it's almost impossible to make your own unless you have a CNC machine and a good one at that. the key to the system is the router bit and it's not cheap.
150.oo each if I recall ,but I do have 3 of them and I keep them in a very.spec.place in the cabinet..

CMT 3D Router Carver System - Woodcraft.com

CMT 3D Router Carver System Presented by Woodcraft - YouTube

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Trend had a set of templates they called "Trend Router Carver Templates"

They are too expensive as far as I'm concerned.

Cheap Router Carver Templates, Buy Router Carver Templates Online at DIY Tools

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Thanks James

What's the price down under ?

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James evidently the system was invented in Australia from what the video says.

Bob it looks like to me that the whole system is built around that expensive bit. The bit with cone shaped bushing gives it the ability to give the routing a hand carved look. The templates are still flat templates with holes cut into them. They would be a little harder to design than I siad because you need to take into account that your bushing is not one size but has a variable diameter as it goes up and down following the template.
Taking this into account you should still be able to make templates of your own. You use the same hole over and over to get a symmetrical design just like a Milescraft Inlay/Design Kit.

A lot of trouble ... yes. A lot of fun ... yes. If it works ,,,, a great felling of accomplishment.

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