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I am looking for jig ideas for fluting bowls, moulds etc after turning.Thanks Graham.
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Try Popular Mechanics on Google, do a search of "router fluting" check inside issues brings up apx 25+ different ways to accomplish fluting. Jul 1988 - Page 86 & Jan 1952 - Page 298 are particularly good. I use my drill press and a ball end-mill.

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Fluting is the roadway to doom Graham, it's a pathway with no end so are you sure that you want to go down this scary trail, there are a few ways, one is with profile following cutters where the cutter sticks out of a pair of bearings that are attached to the cutter head, the cutter follows the work as the bearings rest on the work so with this type of fluting it means that the work items can differ in size and shape, fluting where the cutter does not rest on the work means that the work items have to be identical as the cutter will rest on a profile that is set an exact distance away from the work piece, even fluting by hand is hard as you have to use a jig to mark out the work piece exactly correctly and then cut the flutes by hand, with all types of fluting then the set out, or the cut, has to happen while the work piece is held in a rotating and indexed jig, I could write pages and pages about fluting and it has been discussed on the site many times so look in the router lathe posts and start there. Next I think you will say that you meant to ask about spiral fluting and that is a whole different story. NGM

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