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hey guys, i am trying to cut out the openings of a goalie mask and i can figure out how to make a jig/ fixture to cut out a tear drop style hole. the problem is that the mask is round so it is not flat. i can make a sleeve to put over the mask and make an area flat to run the router on but i cant figure out how to make tracks or something to move the router around comfortably.

any advice, tips, help would be greatly appreciated.

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This sounds more like a project to free hand rout with a palm router, carving as opposed to following a template. If anyone can come up with ideas it will be TemplateTom. You might send him a PM about this. Tom is an Aussie so you should include a photo of a goalies mask, he will not be familiar with one.

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HI gabers

You said you could make anything out of fiberglass ,I would make template to fit the goalie mask and use the item below and a pattern bit we talking about in your other post,,,glue the
Flexible Curve Ruler in place on the template
http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...e_ruler_anchor
and use it for a guide..

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hey guys, i am trying to cut out the openings of a goalie mask and i can figure out how to make a jig/ fixture to cut out a tear drop style hole. the problem is that the mask is round so it is not flat. i can make a sleeve to put over the mask and make an area flat to run the router on but i cant figure out how to make tracks or something to move the router around comfortably.

any advice, tips, help would be greatly appreciated.

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i am using a small die grinder now to cut the tear drops but the problem is i cant get the "perfect" when i free hand it. this is for my business not a hobby so i need to find a way to do about 4000 masks times about 8 holes/ mask in a safe, fast, percise way.

after studying this forum, i had a better understanding of routers/ jigs/ fixtures etc. what i am working on is i made a fixture out of fiberglass for the mask to sit on and a fixture that i will put on top. i am treating it as if i would be making an inlay, the only problem i have now is how much bigger do i make the outside of the shape to run the bushing along in order to make the tear drop the correct size?

i would post pics but i have no idea have to do that yet? if anyone can explain how to post pics i would be happy to take some pics to give everyone a better idea of what i am trying to do.

also, i am trimming fiberglass/ kevlar/ carbon, can anyone recommend a router which would be good for my application? how many hp? etc.

thanks,

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HI gabers

I would suggest you pickup a Bosch Colt and put the die grinder back in the tool box ,, with the pattern bit you should have one done in about 5 mins or so..the Colt has a VS motor and is light buy with all the power you will need ...I would use the low setting on the Colt router,, in that way it will not melt the fiber glass just cut it clean...

To post some pictures, just open the box,move down to attachments button,hit the browse button and select the files you want to upload,then just hit the upload button,once they are uploaded close the window and your done...


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i am using a small die grinder now to cut the tear drops but the problem is i cant get the "perfect" when i free hand it. this is for my business not a hobby so i need to find a way to do about 4000 masks times about 8 holes/ mask in a safe, fast, percise way.

after studying this forum, i had a better understanding of routers/ jigs/ fixtures etc. what i am working on is i made a fixture out of fiberglass for the mask to sit on and a fixture that i will put on top. i am treating it as if i would be making an inlay, the only problem i have now is how much bigger do i make the outside of the shape to run the bushing along in order to make the tear drop the correct size?

i would post pics but i have no idea have to do that yet? if anyone can explain how to post pics i would be happy to take some pics to give everyone a better idea of what i am trying to do.

also, i am trimming fiberglass/ kevlar/ carbon, can anyone recommend a router which would be good for my application? how many hp? etc.

thanks,

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I was going to suggest a Dremel or similar inexpensive tool
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