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  1. Jigs and Fixtures
    I'm in the process of filming how to build five unique Christmas Ornaments using the EZInlays Christmas OrnamentEZ kit. I guess I should follow my own instructions because the first two cuts I made I used the wrong template!!! :jester: I drew out all of the patterns on the inlay material...
  2. New Member Introductions
    hello, sorry it took so long to officially introduce my self. been a member for over a year , but only visited a few times.... long story short ....write down your password. lol. Im new to wood working , so please bare with me if i ask alot of...
  3. Guide Bushings and Templates
    Hi all, Does anybody know where I can order template guides (imperial or metric) for my Makita RT0700 Router? Otherwise I'm stuck with 9.82mm pressed steel one that was included with the router. Makita (Australia) only offer the one template guide that's included with the router (p/n...
  4. Jigs and Fixtures
    Hello All, Years ago I downloaded from somewhere a software program that would print custom dovetail templates for my Incra Jig. I've used it with good results ever since. A month or so ago my computer crashed and I lost the program. I hadn't thought to back up since it was readily available...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello All, My name is Kenneth and I am very new to woodworking. I am a 100% disabled, retired veteran but can get around enough to do some things. I got to this site by looking for script lettering for a sign my little sister wants. I want to use my router and would not be very good at free...
  6. Guide Bushings and Templates
    Years ago I made a number of hand held oval mirrors and gave them for Christmas presents. To my surprise, I've had comments that after almost 40 years, some of the recipients have told me that they still use the mirror on a daily basis and are still enjoying it. My wife suggested I make some...
  7. New Member Introductions
    I am building the American roll top desk and had to increase the height of the top because Santa brought me a new computer with an 18" high monitor. How do I figure out the curves to build the groove cutting template?
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi I want to make a template or patterns so that I can make repeatable curves. I have searched the internet and all seem to say something like, "draw your required pattern on the template board and cut out using a bandsaw". The thing I want to know is how do you actually transfer a pattern onto...
  9. Jigs and Fixtures
    Hi everyone! This is probably my first post as I am an avid reader and researcher in preference to being spoonfed. :happy: I have however, not managed to come across much on the subject of overhead pin routing of the larger scary kind. I am wanting to design and build a workholding fixture for...
  10. General Routing
    I got a jointech cabinetmakers set off Craigslist but am missing the templates. Can anyone tell me it the Incra templates will work on the Jointech and if so are there any adjustments that need to be made to the Jointech to use them? TIA Marc
  11. Jigs and Fixtures
    I'd like to purchase a dovetail jig for cabinet drawers and small boxes. Is the Porter Cable 4210 for $120 a good solution? Or should I be looking at something else? Cheaper the better! Anyone ever touch this Harbor Frieght model? Dovetail Machine Item # 34102 Manufacturer: Central Machinery
  12. General Routing
    Hi. I want to make a set of external wooden stairs. Mt height gain is 2700 mm and my max base is 2300mm I will use 275 x45mm Meranti Stringers My max opening is 820mm I want to ROUTER out the Stringers to accommodate the treads 220 x 38mm or 32mm (is this ok?). How deep should I router out...
  13. Sign Making
    Greetings. I am a typeface designer researching the vintage router lettering styles used in national and state parks (see attached). I wish to develop fonts based on these styles, and seek patterns so that the work is as authentic as possible. I'd love to hear from anyone who might have these...
  14. General Routing
    I just got a craftsman router crafter at a yard sale. Most everything is there except the follower and templates. Can I make these parts? Any advice or comments would be appreciated.
  15. Jigs and Fixtures
    Hi just joined today, I have several dovetail jigs in our school shop and I'm trying to find new templates for them as they have been damaged by past users. Searched the web which led me here. We have a stanley 82913 dovetail jig and a Black and Decker 52331 type 2 dovetail jig. Would like...
  16. Jigs and Fixtures
    What is your suggestions for material to make a template if a guide bushing is to be used? MDF?
  17. The Bargain Bin
    I have a Bosch 1617evspk and wanted to get the RA1100 Template Guide Adapter so I could use the brass PC style template guides. After looking at a few places online, I found the best deal ever. Check out Plumbersurplus.com. I got the RA1100 for $5.06 and I also ordered the RA1150 Centering...
  18. General Routing
    checking into use of a router with a pantograph
  19. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I am from Singapore and we have very few woodworking friends here. Being in a country like ours there is very little chance of learning new skills from anybody. I made balance board for children and I am also interested in making toys for sensory learning.I hope to learn more from the...
  20. Jigs and Fixtures
    Making an accurate template for an oval hand mirror I'm going to try to make a reasonable facsimile of an oval hand mirror. I purchased a mirror and would like to inset it into the body of the mirror base and end up with a decent profile. It's making the template that has me guessing right...
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