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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-25-2010, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all, Greetings from across the pond! I just joined this forum, I bought a secondhand 1/4" shaft plunger router yesterday because I want to make some wood trim for my Custom Chevy Astro van. I want to cut some cup holders, round with a cut out for the handle & also some shaped panels for the interior. As an aircraft engineer/restorer I'm up to speed with metal bashing but wood work has always passed me by. So, here I am looking around for tips on how to cut & shape some holes! I have seen various templates for sale on ebay but I'm wondering how they are used as I'd like to do some routed letters too. Any help would be most welcome!
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Welcome Geoff! I fixed your posts in the other thread. Glad to have you onboard!

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Hello Geoff. Welcome to the RouterForums. Glad to have you as part of our community.

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Thanks Deb.
Did my first routing today! cup holders for my custom van, freehand! not very smooth but by the time I did the 4th one I was getting the hang of things. Now, a question, on some of the cutters I have there is a bearing on the end, what is that for? does that mean I have to pack the wood I'm routing off the base it's clamped to when cutting using a template so the bearing runs on the edge of the template? (I had no instructions/manual with the router) so I can't go with the normal bloke thing.... "If all else fails, read the manual" because I don't have one to read!!
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