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Im a novice in routing. Got my first router only months ago. Im planning to create a hollow spear for my boat and need Bird's-Mouth Router Bits.
I have a Bosch POF 1400 that that I only can find support 6mm, 8mm and 1/4" shanks.
Does anyone know of birdmouth bits that will fit, I only find 1/2" shank online. Or does anyone know if its possible to fit a 1/2" collet on my router.
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Welcome to the forum, Are! Glad you found us and I'm sure someone will be along shortly to assist. I'm not familiar with that router or that bit - sorry.

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this is what he wants..
Bird's-Mouth Joinery Bits„ - Lee Valley Tools





BUT...

the router he has is more liking to a trim router by collet sizes...
I'm not so sure a '' shanked bit can deal w/ the stress...
to get where he wants to go he'll need to use the table saw. get a heavier duty router in the 16/1700 class or contact Bosch directly and see if there is a ''B'' is...
found this...
https://www.tool-net.co.uk/s-13460/p...or-bosch/.html

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Welcome, Are; where are you posting from? (Stick thinks it's GB...)
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Norway, just updated my profile too

I guess I have to go looking for a more powerful tool. Thanks for quick reply.
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Hi Are and welcome. I did a quick search and all I was able to find were half inch shafts. I'm not familiar with the hollow spear you refer to. Can you describe what you want to do? There may be other methods open to you.

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I have a set of the Lee Valley bits that Stick mentioned and have been very pleased with the performance. A 1/2" shank is required however.

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Hi Chuck

I see I had a typo. Not spear, but spar.
Im not allowed to poste urls here yet, but if you google: "Building Masts and Spars by the Birds Mouth Method" and look at first hit youll see what I mean.



I need to create a new hallow topsail spar for my boat. It should be about 6,5 m long and have a diameter of 8cm in the midle and about 6 cm in the ends. To do this I was thinking of using 6 staves of spruce about 2x3cm and thinning them in the end. I think this should be able to do this even tough I am not very familiar with routers. I only need my bird moth.
If you have other suggestions...
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Are we still don't know much about you or what tools and skills you have but at least we know where you are now. I don't think you will find those bits in a small shaft size to fit your router. What you might be able to find is a 30* bevel bit though. If the edges of each board were beveled at that angle then that should equal 360* total and you would have a full circle. In order to get a taper you would need to taper the boards first and without knowing more about you I can't suggest how you should do that.

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Thanks for answers. I just spoken to a friend and I can borrow his router. It can take 1/2" shank. Ill order from Lee Valley if they ship to Norway.

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