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Part of the project I am working on for this rocking horse requires two pieces to be glued together. The body is cut from two identical patterns and then glued together. Since i cut them out separately, they obviously arent exactly the same and when glued the edges are not flush. Some parts of one side are shorter than the other and vice versa. Each side it 1.5" thick, so a flush cut router bit wont really do the trick. I dont think they make one long enough. So, whats teh best way to get the two side flush on the edges? Just sand it like crazy?

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Hi

If you don't have the LONG router bit they make ( 4" long),make a 1/4" thick ,template,use it for the pattern for both,(use double sided carpet tape ) then use the trim bit to get them both right on..

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Part of the project I am working on for this rocking horse requires two pieces to be glued together. The body is cut from two identical patterns and then glued together. Since i cut them out separately, they obviously arent exactly the same and when glued the edges are not flush. Some parts of one side are shorter than the other and vice versa. Each side it 1.5" thick, so a flush cut router bit wont really do the trick. I dont think they make one long enough. So, whats teh best way to get the two side flush on the edges? Just sand it like crazy?


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that 4" bit would be the ticket if I could get it in 1/4" shank. I havent seen one that long at home depot or lowes. Ill have to get it online?
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HI

Should stick with the 1/2" shank size,that's a lot of mass to spin but they do make a 1/4" shank size also,but you must take with it ,very small cuts

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well, really, i only need to trim at max 1.5" at a time of poplar. So a 2" would be more than enough.
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Sounds great Jason

Don't forget the thickest of the template (1/4' to 1/2" thick MDF,it's easy to sand out the little nicks left by the band saw blade ) ,with just a little bit more on the bit

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Couldn't you trim one side with a 2" bit and template then, flip it over and follow the just routed edge with the same bit?
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Thats fine, but its hard to get that 1/2" shank into the 1/4" collar on my router.
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Hi Jason

You can pickup the item below and chuck it up in your lathe and turn it down to 1/4" but that's if you have a lathe.. then you can use 1/2" shank router bits in your router..note***but I don't recommend using the big bits with this setup..

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Hi Jason

You pickup the item below and chuck it up in your lathe and turn it down to 1/4" but that's if you have a lathe.. then you can use 1/2" shank router bits in your router..note***but I don't recommend using the big bits with this setup..

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BJ... Either that or pick up your router, chuck it in your lathe and ream the collet out to 1/2"...

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