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Anyone suggest a bit that may do this. i've got 12 thick 2.5" x 2.5" cedar chair legs that I want to pattern/template rout but kinda unclear on how to go about it thanks
 

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Hi Mcqyver1

I have a 1/2" x 4 1/4" trim router bit with 2 1/2" long carb. blades and a top bearing I got from Rockler.com that would do the job I think.
I did checked the Rockler web site just now but they don't list the bit but I did drop by and got it from the glass case they have on the wall, they have the blue bits and the gray bits and this one is gray bit I don't recall the brand name.

But I'm sure this bit would do the job you want to do. :)

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Amana Tool
Flush Trim-Extra Long-2 Flute but it only has 2 " long blades,at 25.oo bucks

http://www.toolstoday.com/pc-5051-359-flush-trim-extra-long-2-flute.aspx
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Flush Trimming Bits
#7807 1/2" 2" cutting blades at $13.00

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/bt_flush.html
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Or
You could make a template for one side and one for the other side and just flip the stock over and make two cuts with a standard trim bit that's has about 1 1/2" long cutting blades.


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The gray bits are Amana BJ.
 

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Hi Mike

Thought so but was not 100% sure :) I can recall seeing it in my mind eye ,the logo on the case but it's been a year or two for me at the Rockler store to pickup some bits :)

Bj :)
 

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Was at the woodworking show today, picked up a 3 inch cutting length flush trim bit for 5 bucks. I also have a 3 inch 2 flute straight bit from when Hechinger's went out of business that works great when template cutting large pieces, I think that is an Amana.
 

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Found this 1 pc 1/2" SH 3" Blade Extra Long Flush Trim Router Bit Item number: 130065776915
Should work just fine thanks
 

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Sorry, e-bay know the quality is less to be desired but this is a very low use item for me. thanks
 

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Thanks for the feed back

That should do the trick, he has great feedback and the bit looks OK for 18.oo bucks.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...ay.com:80/130065776915_W0QQfromZR40_W0QQfviZ1

Just as a side NOTE ::: I just got a set like the one below and paid 100.oo bucks for the set and it's the same set, not the same color but the same bits I'm sure.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130064561297
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The set I got ,see below ▼
5 PIECE KELLER JIG BIT SET
#5636 Includes all 5 Keller Jig bits........ $99.95

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/bt_dove.html#Keller_jig_anchor

Bj :)
 

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For material this thick I would make a template to rout the internal side of the leg and a second template to rout the external side. Once the material is positioned Then the templates can be added.This will require the use of a template guide and a straight cutter I am not suggesting you cut all the way through simple leave some for trimming. Much Safer
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use two bits , start with a flush bit with the bearing on the bottom and rout the pattern with it on the bottom of the stock, then install a flush bit with the bearing on top , remove the template and remove the rest of the stock with the guide bearing riding on the previously routed area
 

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Colin beat me to the answer. I do the same, route from 1 side with an shank mounted cutter, then flip over and cut with an end mounted bearing. It uses the first cut as a guide.
 
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