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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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I am a flutemaker and I am experimenting some with a new type of flute...new to me that is.Anyhow I need to make a jig where I can hold a flute which would be a 1 1/2" square by 30" or so inches. (I may do this at some point when the flute is already turned to shape on the lathe).And I need to cut a groove about 2" or so long in the top.I need to be able to look really good at what I am doing so putting it on a regular router table won't work for me.It would be good if I have the router on top and can look down sort of from the side at what I am cutting.Thanks for any ideas!!
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Mike I can't help with your inquiry but I'm sure someone will be along to give you advice.

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How about something like this but with sides underneath, 1-1/2" apart, forming a cradle that would fit over the blank. You can make the opening just the length that you need - or make a plug to fit in the slot to limit the travel of the router, adjusted to compensate for the guide bushing.
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Yup, what Tom said...a cradle type of jig to hold your blank...square if before turning, v-shaped for after turning. You will need some clamping device to secure the blank/turned piece tightly so the action of the bit doesn't try to turn the piece.

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Yes I think something like that would work!
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This one done with edge guides and morticer platform.
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A lengthwise groove? I would do it on the square piece, before turning if possible.The previous posters have provided great answers. A groove around the rounded flute? I would do it on the lathe, maybe using a router and bit in a jig to steady it while cutting into the rounded piece while it is turned by the lathe. Also see "Router Turning " post on this website - http://www.routerforums.com/jigs-fix...r-turning.html

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