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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Default Where can I find this Slick method for cutting router plate opening into table

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Some time ago, somewhere I read about a method used to cut the opening for router plates into router tables.

I cannot find the info anywhere - I should have saved it then

The method used (IIRC) a bearing guided straight bit and a bearing guided rabbet bit. The size of the bits and the bearings where the crux of the EASE of installation.

I guess I could sit down and figure this out myself, but I wanted to see the original in case there were other hints/tips or finer points that I don't recall.

So, the method (again IIRC) involves taking the mounting plate, using it as the guide for the bearing guide of the straight bit to cut the hole/opening in what WILL be the template guide.

This template guide will be used for BOTH the straight bit AND the rabbet bit, to cut the opening AND the rebate for the router plate in the router table.

The methodology allows the ONE template to be used for cutting the opening AND the rebate on which the router plate rests.

This of course means that only one template guide is needed AND it only has to be placed ONCE on the router table to obtain a PERFECT fit of the router plate.

The method can of course also be used for any other kind of insert. The princple behind the method is tht there are NO calculations involved, NO measuring involved, the method ONLY requires the use of appripriate sized bits and bearings to achieve excellent accuracy.

Can anyone "point" me to the web site or other info on this method?

Thank you...

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Hi Peter

Just one way of doing it, see below
plus this link
http://www.woodshopdemos.com/sstat-3.htm
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the stick way
http://wealdentool.com/acatalog/tips_20.html
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http://www.routerworkshop.com/recesstemplate.html
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Hi

Thanks bobj3.

I would still appreciate a location of the "slick" method though

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Go to the "Bench Dog" web site,You'll find it there under Facts.

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I couldn't find it or any listing for "facts" ,at the bull dog site, I'm curious too.

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I think he meant go to Support -> FAQs on the benchdog.com site.
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Hi Peter,,, you'er welcome

This maybe the one you are talking about .

http://www.benchdog.com/faq-installprolift.htm

Router bit you will need ▼
Pattern/Flush Trim Bits
http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...n_flush_anchor

OR from ▼
http://cgi.ebay.com/1-pc-1-4-SH-Top-...QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/5pc-Top-Bearing-...QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/2-pc-Dovetail-Ro...QQcmdZViewItem

OR from ▼
http://woodworkersworld.net/template_bits.shtml

http://www.amazon.com/CMT-812-690-11...3326546&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.com/Freud-50-103-8...26857&sr=1-144

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Thanks bobj3.

I would still appreciate a location of the "slick" method though


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Yep,thats it!!!
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Yep,thats it!!!
No, that's not it for me

Thank you for the info though. I appreciate the effort

While it is a good method, it is more or less the same as the "sticks" method Bobj3 showed in an earlier post.

I am beginning to wonder if have imagined this

Maybe I read about it in a book?

AFAIK, the method to which I refer, requires NO measuring to create the template guide from the mounting plate (or any other "plate" that may be required to fit similarly to a router plate). No measuring from the template guide to create the opening for the router OR the recess for the plate.

That's why it is sooo "slick"...

All that is required (IIRC) is two router bits, straight and rabbet and two different size bearing guides.

You can then create an exact template guide from which you can then duplicate the exact same size opening minus the width of the recess and the exact same size opening PLUS recess as the mounting plate.

This method (IIRC) would also work for irregular shaped "plates".

I guess if I do find it again I'll keep a copy

Kind regards

Peter

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Hi Peter

If you find it please post it

It would be tricky using the rabbet bit because of the radis of the bit.. I can see how it would work once the center hole is out but using a rabbet bit to put in the lip,but it would be hairy to keep it flat and true

Rick and Bob R. of the RWS make many templates/jigs using the sticks way but it takes a router table setup the norm..I guess you could use the plunge router with a trim router bit and a rabbet bit and do it from the back side and the front side of the board but using the rabbet bit, well I sure would like to see the plans/setup on that one...


SO PLEASE post it when you find it




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