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Hi all, I need to pick your respective brains for a jig idea!
I'm building a fireplace mantel and need to flute the face of the mantel. I have 2 spots that are about 8" tall X 20" wide. I'd like to stop the fluting rather than run them off the ends.
I've seen a rockler fluting jig that looks great, but only does a max of 8" wide, and I need 20". Any ideas for making my own jig?
Thanks!
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Hi all, I need to pick your respective brains for a jig idea!
I'm building a fireplace mantel and need to flute the face of the mantel. I have 2 spots that are about 8" tall X 20" wide. I'd like to stop the fluting rather than run them off the ends.
I've seen a rockler fluting jig that looks great, but only does a max of 8" wide, and I need 20". Any ideas for making my own jig?
Thanks!
GH

Milescraft Circle Jig - comes with an edge guide - beam is calibrated.

If not long enough, maybe you can hit it from opposite edges.


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Robert,
Thanks for the quick reply! I looked up the Milescraft and it gets bad reviews due to excessive play and cheap (plastic) parts. Do you have one and do you like it?
I am a bit leery about a small edge fence rather than a large, sled type jig. Any ideas along those lines?
Thanks again for the quick answer...
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Hi

This may do the job
The jig can be made on the router table (with the stick way and a trim bit/pattern bit) or with plunge router.

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Bobj3,
This is so simple it's perfect! Just what I was looking for! (Now how do I make the jig?).
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Hi GH

What router are you going to use ? (plunge/router table)

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Plunge router. I don't have a table.
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Hi GH

Just put some 2 x 4's down on some scrap plywood (screw down), stick the MDF to the 2 x 4"s , it's just the same way but the sticks are on the bottom side of the MDF, drop the trim bit in the hole and go around the inside of the sticks..check the slots with the brass guide b/4 you take the sticks off the MDF.. when you get done just pop in your 3/4" brass guide on the bottom of your router select the bit you want to use for the flutes,,,a core bit/round nose works well for that job..

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Hi all, I need to pick your respective brains for a jig idea!
I'm building a fireplace mantel and need to flute the face of the mantel. I have 2 spots that are about 8" tall X 20" wide. I'd like to stop the fluting rather than run them off the ends.
I've seen a rockler fluting jig that looks great, but only does a max of 8" wide, and I need 20". Any ideas for making my own jig?
Thanks!
GH
You could build a jig similar to Rocklers with ½" MDF and a plastic base for the router.
In stead of putting the slots in the plastic for lateral movement, put the slots in the MDF.

I built mine for 12" wide moulding.

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Hi

That would be great if you are going to do it more than one time if not a quick template should do the trick..

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