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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there, I have started making upholstered headboards and I have mastered the headboard part now I just need to make better headboard struts/legs. If I want to cut a slot up the leg is the best way to do this with a router? I need them to be 1/2 inch wide. Also what type/model of router would you recommend? Thanks in Advance
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G'day Vic, welcome to the forum.

Any decent make plunge router will do the job. What do have available locally?

Make sure that you make a mortise jig to cut the slots...
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Vic, you can easily build a mortising jig and attach it in place of the routers sub base plate.
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If you are talking about a straight groove then I would use a dado blade on a table saw.
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Vic, you can easily build a mortising jig and attach it in place of the routers sub base plate.
I like that, Mike. I have done something similar in the past, but it wasn't pretty. Effective, but not pretty. I saved your pic into my "Jigs" folder for future reference.
Thanks for sharing.
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