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sawdust41
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Routing large inlay

Any ideas on how to rout a 16"x16"  5/16" deep recess in the middle of a 36" dia. table?

thanks for any help

 

Glenn

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handy-dan
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Re: Routing large inlay

You need to make a 16x16 (inside) jig and a 36 inch sled with the router mounted in the center.  The sled needs to be wider than the router base so sides can be added to keep the sled rigid over that distance.  Use a top bearing pattern bit.

 

Dan

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stick48668
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Re: Routing large inlay

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Oversized router base so that the router has more bearing surface and a large dia mortise bit is the easiest way on a high HP plunge router... As in a Bosch 1619...

Single pass cut to depth and only cut away what you are comfortable with as you move laterally.....

 

Make a rest for the router to ride on as in a thin piece of ply or hardboard to the side of the router to support the router's left side where you have removed your material.. As you move across the cut you shift the ply along with your router... 

Short coming here is if any shavings get under the ply it will throw off your depth so watch for this...

 

Make sure you have stops on all four sides... Run out will raise your BP..

 

http://www.jaspertools.com/

 

this is an inlayI did that is well over 3' across done using this method...

 

Medallion 1.jpg

 

 



this would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
if only new layers hadn't been added....

Stick....
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stick48668
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Re: Routing large inlay

Welcome to the forums Glenn… Glad you're here...

(the gladiators and lions will be along shortly without warning and under separate cover)...

 

There is a tremendous amount of information, help and technique contained in these following links...

Whatever your likes that may be, they are/will be generously covered there...

So explore to your heart's content...

 

http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-plans/

http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-tips/

http://www.woodstore.net/

http://www.woodmagazine.com/promotions/free-production-information/

http://www.woodmag

azine.com/materials-guide/

http://www.woodmagazine.com/photos/



Need inspiration and even more ideas???

Have a look see...



The PHOTO GALLERY pages.

 

Hopefully Hank will be along to expand on this and your horizons even further...





this would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
if only new layers hadn't been added....

Stick....

 

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