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Offline Holmz

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Re: how to make this hole without router or jig saw
« Reply #30 on: June 10, 2017, 08:30 PM »
so, how do you make this hole quickly without using a router or a jig saw?

my first attempt were Domino XL but would like to know if there is any other methods you can think of.

Thanks all

I am going to give you high marks for creativity.
It obviously worked, and I would not have considered it myself.

Well done sir!

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Online Cheese

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Re: how to make this hole without router or jig saw
« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2017, 10:08 PM »

That would be a reasonable thing to do if you want to quickly finish the job. But this is FOG, so making a little hole in a board has to involve at least $3000 in new gear. I suggest Festool chain mortiser and a full set of Auriou rasps.


Ya...ain't that the case... [big grin]

Offline online421

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Re: how to make this hole without router or jig saw
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2017, 04:54 PM »
Lots of good advice so far.

I'd make a quick trip to my Festool dealer and buy a 1400 router, a set of template guides/bushings for the router, a 3/4" straight cut router bit with a 1/2" shaft, and a Festool dust collector. I'd go to a gun store and buy some high quality ear protectors with built in hearing aid technology. Good hearing protectors shut off in high sound but let you hear normal sounds, like the radio.

Then, home and build a template to guide the router.  I would build the template in 4 sections. Two straight and two curved sections joined with Dominos. The template dimensions allow for the bushing offsets.

I'd practice on a piece of scrap taking shallow cuts with the router while wearing eye and ear protection. I wouldn't plunge the router bit, but cut out a good size hole in the wood and start the router cut with the bit already set to the desired depth remembering to take multiple shallow cuts. I use double sided tape to affix the template to the wood.

Remember to consider the spinning direction of the router bit. You do not want to cut in the direction where the router bit pulls the router. That can get hairy in an instant.

Once satisfied, I'd tackle the job with confidence.

This way, you get the job done neatly and justify some new toys.

Thanks Birdhunter.

I will do exactly what you laid out above, gonna get the 1400 Router, bushing/template and a 800mm glide.  I need to watch some clips about the router bit pulling router.
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Offline online421

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Re: how to make this hole without router or jig saw
« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2017, 07:14 PM »
so, how do you make this hole quickly without using a router or a jig saw?

my first attempt were Domino XL but would like to know if there is any other methods you can think of.

Thanks all

I am going to give you high marks for creativity.
It obviously worked, and I would not have considered it myself.

Well done sir!

Thanks buddy. it is actually quite easy and fast to do with the Domino, I built a template and work my way along it, similar to router technique I suppose. Just had to do it slow to ensure good finish.

Robland NX410Pro
Masterwood OMB1V
Omga AL129
SCM 5 RCS110
Chicago Pneumatics CPRS10500
Ceccato CDX 12
Holytek DC006
Festool DF700XL, CT36, LEX3
JLT 190BM2, JLT 79K10
Danfoss VLT 2880
Sicar TOP6
20 x Bessey, 12 x Urko 4003, 4 x Frontline, 2 x Lamello
4 x Record