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My name is Dennis, live in Calgary. Recently i had to tear down to studs, and rebuild a sunroom(10'x16' floor area - 32"x80" door, 4'x5' two lite window and 12'x8' three lite window ), because the previous owner used the vapor barrier incorrectly. i made all my own door, base board and window trim, went with a three layered colonial simple round over look, to give the trim depth. My table saw and router worked over time for this project. My current project, is two holdem texas poker tables for my boss, kidney shaped, race track(cup holders) and dealer indent area, i think using the router for the curves may be the best way to go, could use a jigsaw, but the router will give me near perfect curves. The jig, maybe, i will build for the outside curve oppsite the dealer indent area for the kidney shape will be about 10' long(approx) or maybe just setting the router beside a small wood trim slightly bent for the curve. Any suggestions? Sorry i haven't been online all that much, even know i am registered for over a year now, very busy with work in the summer, slow in the winter, but then come the winter projects!! Fun,Fun!!!
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Welcome Dennis. You can build a simple circle cutting jig out of 1/4" hardboard or Plexiglas. Cut a section 6' x 8". Remove the base plate from your router and transfer the holes to one end of your material. Drill and attach to your router. Install a 1/4" bit.(since the smaller you make your cut the less work your router has to do) Measure from the edge of the bit 1/2 the size radius you want and drill a hole for a screw or brad. Attach to your project. Make sure you move your router counter clockwise around your OD. Build a "Beam compass" out of 1x2" with a pencil in one end and the same size hole in the other as your jig. Use this to mark your large radius section. To get the kidney shape determine the size you want the end radius to be and drill another hole in your compass and jig and use these for layout and cutting. The "Dealer area" may require a third hole in each. Some people build their jigs with a slot and use a nut and screw to locate along the jigs length but I prefer using individual holes. Remember the holes do not have to be on the centerline of the jig, just a measured distance from the bit edge. I mark the size next to the hole with a permanent fine tip marker.
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Welcome Dennis, glad to have you here. Look forward to seeing the poker tables when you have them finished.
Welcome to the forums Dennis.Glad you finally decided to post. Maybe you could post some pics of your poker tables in the near future.
Hello and welcome to the forums!
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