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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-12-2015, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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I would like to add some decorative touches with my Bosch Colt router to a few scroll saw projects I make. I thought 2 bits might get me started, the first being one like Whiteside's carving liner. What bit would be appropriate for roughing out in some low relief patterns? BTW I have the plunge base for the Colt.
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I can't help with your inquiry David but I am sure someone will be able to help.

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First of all the plunge base is next to useless for craving, you have very little control. Trying to plunge and control the router is very difficult and tiring. There is a sign carving site (Dave's Signs | How to Make Router Wood Signs Video) and he has a uTube channel - oldave100. They specialize in freehand routed wood signs and sell several router bits for this purpose. The Whiteside carving liner is a great little lining bit. As for roughing out you will have to decide for your self what you need. What you consider roughing out is probably quite different from me and you will only learn by experimenting. Another thing, you may find that the Colt router is not very suited to fine work, as the runout is very bad, the one I have is no where near Bosch's own specifications and is pretty much only useful for edge trimming with a piloted bit.

Anyways, look at Dave and Eric's videos, you will learn a lot about freehand routing.

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