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Offline HowardH

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Circle cut on CMS VL
« on: September 09, 2017, 02:57 PM »
Is there a way to cut a circle with the CMS router set up?  I'm building a series of pasta sink drain boards and need a way to cut circles to fit a colander.  If so, do I need the set or the basic system?  I like the set but from what I can see, if you don't do coping work, it really isn't needed beyond getting the hose Y separately. 
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Offline neilc

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Re: Circle cut on CMS VL
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 03:12 PM »
With the sliding table you could rig up a pin on a board clamped to the sliding table and then adjust the radius and tighten the table so it is not sliding.

What size circle are you trying to cut?

If it's a smaller circle you could also just attach a secondary base to the router, measure to the outside edge of the circle and put a pin in it the radius you want the circle to be.  No router table needed in that case.


Offline HowardH

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Re: Circle cut on CMS VL
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 04:16 PM »
 I'm going to have to cut about a 12 inch circle.    I can always use a trammell but I thought it might be easier using the router table.
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Offline bkharman

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Re: Circle cut on CMS VL
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 05:12 PM »
Howard,

You could pin the board to the MFT. I haven't made a circle with mine before, I just used the router freehand on a trammel (my MFS) and it worked a peach.

I am sure there is a slick way to do it with the table, but seems to elude me right now.

Cheers. Bryan.


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