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Offline Steve Rowe

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CMT Flexible Template Review
« on: June 19, 2015, 10:24 PM »
I have a new tool purchased to help me in building a dresser/changing table and after the first use, I am totally sold on the CMT flexible templates.  This was a much easier and less time consuming effort than using my 19+ foot shop made router trammel.  Attached is a video of the review. 



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Re: CMT Flexible Template Review
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 12:35 AM »
Nice review.  We are getting these in soon (branded differently, I believe), and I already have lots of ideas for them in my own shop.
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Re: CMT Flexible Template Review
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2015, 12:55 PM »
I've been looking at these.  Now wish I would have had them for the project I am building now.
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Re: CMT Flexible Template Review
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 04:00 PM »
Thanks for the heads up. Very useful.
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Re: CMT Flexible Template Review
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 09:46 PM »
Thanks for the review.
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Re: CMT Flexible Template Review
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2015, 11:58 PM »
Nice review Steve.

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Re: CMT Flexible Template Review
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2015, 01:54 PM »
Any idea about pricing? Got myself something similar awhile ago from Germany.

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Re: CMT Flexible Template Review
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2015, 01:56 PM »
Any idea about pricing? Got myself something similar awhile ago from Germany.

There are three of these flexible templates.


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Re: CMT Flexible Template Review
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2015, 03:52 PM »
Interesting.... Are these the only size options? I know that there are other brands with up to 5000mm (5m) length.

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Re: CMT Flexible Template Review
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2015, 04:05 PM »
Interesting.... Are these the only size options? I know that there are other brands with up to 5000mm (5m) length.


To my knowledge, those 3 are it.

There are 2 at about 18mm x 18mm xsection and 1 of them is a meter and the other is 2 meters long. Then there is a skinny one that is about 12mm x 12mm xsection and 1.2 meters long.


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Re: CMT Flexible Template Review
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2015, 04:22 PM »
Google "kurvenlinfix" which is the brand that I got.

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Re: CMT Flexible Template Review
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2015, 04:33 PM »
It looks like they use the same manufacturer and offer 2 extra sizes. They appear to be identical other than color.

The first seller on the list that came up when I Googled "kurvenlinfix" had slightly higher prices.


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Re: CMT Flexible Template Review
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2015, 05:34 PM »
Good review Steve.  I got one of those a while back when Laguna (I think it was) was selling them.  I've used it a few times just by eyeballing the shape, but starting from a CAD printout is a great idea.

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Re: CMT Flexible Template Review
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2015, 05:56 PM »
Kurvenlinfix Kurvenlineal - picco, L=500mm
Querschnitt 8 x 8mm / für Senkkopf 2,5 x 16, min. Radius 30 mm innen / 40 mm außen

Kurvenlinfix Kurvenlineal - mini, L=600mm
Querschnitt 12 x 12 mm / für Senkkopf 3 x 20, min. Radius 50 mm innen / 70 mm außen

Kurvenlinfix -Kurvenlineal - L=1000mm
Querschnitt 18 x 18 mm / für Senkkopf 4 x 30, min. Radius 100 mm innen / 120 mm außen

Kurvenlinfix Kurvenlineal - picco, L=1050mm
Querschnitt 8 x 8mm / für Senkkopf 2,5 x 16, min. Radius 30 mm innen / 40 mm außen

Kurvenlinfix -Kurvenlineal - mini, L=1200mm
Querschnitt 12 x 12 mm / für Senkkopf 3 x 20, min. Radius 50 mm innen / 70 mm außen

Kurvenlinfix - Kurvenlineal - medi, L=1800mm
Querschnitt 24 x 24 mm / für Senkkopf 5 x 40, min. Radius 150 mm innen / 200 mm außen

Kurvenlinfix -Kurvenlineal - mini, L=1900mm
Querschnitt 12 x 12 mm / für Senkkopf 3 x 20, min. Radius 50 mm innen / 70 mm außen

Kurvenlinfix -Kurvenlineal - L=2000mm
Querschnitt 18 x 18 mm / für Senkkopf 4 x 30, min. Radius 100 mm innen / 120 mm außen

Kurvenlinfix - Kurvenlineal - maxi, L=2400mm
Querschnitt 30 x 30 mm / für Senkkopf 6 x 50, min. Radius 250 mm innen / 300 mm außen

Kurvenlinfix - Kurvenlineal - L=3000mm
Querschnitt 18 x 18 mm / für Senkkopf 4 x 30, min. Radius 100 mm innen / 120 mm außen

Kurvenlinfix -Kurvenlineal - medi, L=3600mm
Querschnitt 24 x 24 mm / für Senkkopf 5 x 40, min. Radius 150 mm innen / 200 mm außen

Kurvenlinfix - Kurvenlineal - maxi, L=4800mm
Querschnitt 30 x 30 mm / für Senkkopf 6 x 50, min. Radius 250 mm innen / 300 mm außen

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Re: CMT Flexible Template Review
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2015, 06:31 PM »
I've had a set for a few years now and they work great. First time I remember seeing them was about 8 years ago from Felder.

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Re: CMT Flexible Template Review
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2015, 06:45 PM »
darn you guys. [wink]

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Re: CMT Flexible Template Review
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2015, 05:57 PM »
It is interesting that these have been out for so long and somehow flew far below my radar.  I guess the manufacturers have plenty of sales to be able to survive and do a horrible job of marketing the product.

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Re: CMT Flexible Template Review
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2015, 07:11 PM »
It is interesting that these have been out for so long and somehow flew far below my radar.  I guess the manufacturers have plenty of sales to be able to survive and do a horrible job of marketing the product.

I've been looking at them for a few years now. Set getting them aside when I figured out I can use my guide rails for trammels. Now that I know thy work, I'll be ordering at least one, have an arch to cut next week.

Tom