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Winter 2013-2014

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Making a Router Pattern Guide

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When building the base of my twin hutches I had to cut four identical decorative cutouts. Since I had four identical cuts to make, it was worthed to build a pattern guide to ease the operation and make it quick and accurate. Using such pattern guide with a router outfitted with a pattern bit or a flush trim bit was the key for such task. To see all the steps to build a pattern guide using a rotary tool, a spindle sander and simple files, click here to be linked to the appropriate page of my website. You will also be able to watch a short video on using the rotary tool to cut free hand the curved profile of the pattern guide.

     Best,

          Serge

 

www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

 


Comments

Popsnsons wrote re: Making a Router Pattern Guide
on 05-18-2009 9:01 PM

Serge,

I like the look of the pattern that you made for the hutches.  The step by step on your web-site is very informative.  I have a set of the French Curves so this is something that I can use in the very near future.  

Regards,

bricofleur wrote re: Making a Router Pattern Guide
on 05-19-2009 1:34 PM

Thanks for your comment Popsnsons. I'm very happy you learned something.

Sharing, this is what it's all about.

    Best

         Serge

Popsnsons wrote re: Making a Router Pattern Guide
on 05-19-2009 11:32 PM

I'll be making a fishing pole rack soon for a friend.  I was deciding on how I would form a cutout on the bottom of each side.  Now that I can put my curve set to better use it should come out ok.