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Another idea is to trace the plate on to your router table, use your jig saw to cut a tight fit for the plate (sand fit it in). Around the four sides of the hole attach 1/2" wood strips low/high enough to have the plate level with the table. To know where to put the wood strips screw the plate to a 2x4 leaving the 2x4 on top. Slide the plate in the hole with the 2x4 now on top of the table. Go underneath and attach the wood strips.Hi everyone.
This is my first post, and I'll admit right off the bat that I'm a router newb.
I'll also tell you I don't always do things normally.
I live in the middle of nowhere AZ, and hate traveling to the cities for little things I may need on a whim, so quite often I'll make do with what I have.
I'm building a router table, and have a Jessem mast r lift II coming in tomorrow.
Watching a bunch of installation videos, it appears some purchase the template, while others make a template using the double sided tape method, and use like a 1 1/2" forstner bit for the corners.
I just purchased a Dewalt 618 with the multiple bases, and also Freud's 13 piece can't get the bits out set of bits.
The flush trim bit included in the set is a bottom bearing bit, so I guess that's a no go for this plate mounting job.
I don't feel like shelling out the money for a template, nor waiting a week or 10 days for Amazon to show up with yet another set of bits.
I also don't feel like waiting the same lead time for a set of guide bushings.
What's to say a guy couldn't trace out the plate, use a forstner for the corners, and cut the inset using a straight bit and an edge guide?
What about routering out the hole, then going after it with a rabbeting bit?
Thanks for any thoughts or input!
Thanks again for the info!At this point reading and getting know the router would be a good ideal. You could purchase a router template guide set and plunge bit and take advantage of pattern cutting.....many will never understand templates...
I spent 30 years cabineg making and just used a router. When I started building furniture I had to understand the features on a router. Made a difference. ..
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