Welcome to our little corner of the world and the world of routing also. Please post often and enjoy the many friendships that develop here. This is a fun and fantastic place.halteh said:Greetings all,
This is my first time here, so I'm a bit of a newbie and I've also never used a router before- however i am interested in building a poker table....well actually a second poker table. I built one already (you can check it out at: http://webmail.imeix.com/ebayt/p3.JPG). I did the first table by using a skill saw/jig saw to cut the wooden racetrack that holds the cup holders. This worked decently, however it is hard to keep a steady hand for a full cut of 3/4' thick wood around the whole 4x8 sheet of wood. So i've been investigating alternative methods to make the cut when I found this here: http://www.uniquemensgifts.com/shop/build.php
I was just wondering if anyone here knew what that device used to maintain a perfect circular cut on the router is. Anyone know where I can get one? does it come with the router? what kind of router is it? Also was thinking about cutting out spots for the chips like this: http://www.uniquemensgifts.com/images/Chip_ring.JPG
Is this a difficult cut for a newbie? what kinda router bit would I need?
Any help is greatly appreciated,
The item you are seeking is called a circle jig and can be obtained from our sponser, Oak-Park.com, at this link.
The bit you will need is the straight bit. The circle jig is not normally included with a router and needs to be purchased separately. Doing circles with the jig is not extremely difficult, but you will most likely want to practice with some scrap wood before tackling the real project.
Hope this helps and I'm sure others will add to your assistance.