Another routing tutorial for beginners
A project for beginners by Harrysin
This project, which details the making of a Solitaire marble game is aimed at beginners and demonstrates how I design and make templates, plunge and table routing, the use of template guides, also how to apply laminate. The unusual design was introduced to routerforums by SANTE‘ who lives in Belgium.
The jig holder is made from 2” x 1” Pine with internal dimensions of 300mm x 400mm but this can be any size depending on what size projects the individual intends to use it for, 12” x 15” is close to the one used in this project. There are no critical measurements, change those shown to fit in with what material, bits and template guides you have to hand. The wood used was a piece of ¾” finger jointed Pine leftover from a bookcase project, but again, use what you have available. We start off by drawing the design full size on paper, in this case measuring about 11.5” x 8.25” then repeat the drawing centred on a piece of 3/8 to ½” MDF of a size to fit your jig holder.
The finish consisted of a coat of light Oak stain, then three coats of satin lacquer followed by a rubdown with 0000 wire wool, a thorough clean then Three more coats of satin lacquer.
Please let me know if there are any problems opening the zip file.
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Last edited by Mike; 10-23-2011 at 12:41 AM.