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I want to make a wooden copy of my Vacu-Plate. How are the mounting slots duplicated

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Hi Bob

This is one of the times a picture is worth a 1000 words, can you post a picture of the Vacu-Plate you are trying to copy...?

But I will say a ski jig can put slots in easy and quick and safe

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Is your vacu-plate an Oak-Park plate?

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Is your vacu-plate an Oak-Park plate?

Yes it is. Sorry about no picture for the original post. Have had a bunch of 'dumb' when I have tried it before.

I think I can figure out the mounting bolt holes on a plate, How do you do the rectangles?

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Hi beemerbob,

Cutting the slots are relatively easy. The ski method would work and so would the "stick" method.

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HI Bob

Ken is right about the ski jig . the slots can be tricky,because they are not parallel to the sides of the plate....a pattern bit will do most of the work but you need a way to hold the plate down and use the hold down board to line up the slots to the outside of the hold down board...you can use two bits a V bit and a standard bit for the slots.....

This is how I would do the job, 1st.cut the plate to size,then put in the vac.ports,then drill the holes for mounting the router then screw it down to a hold down board with the holes for the router mounting so the slots are parallel to the edge of the hold down board, then make a ski jig or use your edge guide for your router with stop blocks on both ends of the slot..use a 3/16" router bit for the slots and a V bit to put in the 82 deg.slot...

I have the router bits below that lets me do that type of job in one or two passes ..
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