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Hi all... could some body please clarify the difference between male and female templates and their uses....Regards......AL
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Consider making an oval picture frame. The male template would be the one to cut the inner ring. The female, the outer ring.
Store each in separate cabinets as you won't want a bunch of little templates cluttering the shop.

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Gene, help, Ive never had a go at making an oval mirror yet, but hope to in the near future, I assume if you had a rectangular workpiece the outer template guide forms the oval and the inside template to slot the picture....( I didnt explain that too well)...but I think I get the hang of it.Regards..AL
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Hold It.......I think someones turned the light on...The male template dictates the outside side size of the workpiece, the female template dictates the size of the inside dish or the picture in the frame???? .........AL
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Hold It.......I think someones turned the light on...The male template dictates the outside side size of the workpiece, the female template dictates the size of the inside dish or the picture in the frame???? .........AL
Al, the first shot shows a MALE template, the guide rides around the OUTSIDE, the second shot show a FEMALE template, the guide rides around the INSIDE.
Both these shots are from a tutorial that I'll be posting in a day or two, aimed squarely at beginners, there will be over 40 photographs showing each step.
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Thank you Harry....gotchya...I will be looking forward to your tutorial Regards....AL
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Hold It.......I think someones turned the light on...The male template dictates the outside side size of the workpiece, the female template dictates the size of the inside dish or the picture in the frame???? .........AL
Hmmmm, Methinks I said it exactly backward.
Bob and Rick made a couple of different oval frames. The Router Workshop is a family show so, they don't discuss male and female parts per se. But, their oval jigs and explanations are simple and effective.

Here's a link to how Bob and Rick make oval frames. The Woodworking Channel Video Library

Scroll across the top menu to find the Router Workshop, then down the side menu to locate the video about ovals.

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