QueticoBill wrote:I'd like to build a woody, using a profile close to the "new cub", and would like to cut walls and trim with a router. I plan to make a template of mdf and I'd like to cut "concentric" versions or inner and outer walls, hatch, and especially hardwood trim. I thought I'd make template based on stock router base and smallest piece - inside or bottom of hardwood trim - and for larger cuts, make larger round router bases. I never for a second thought this was a new idea so went googling and can't find anything on doing this. Lots of different sub bases - but none that would follow a template on this scale as precisely as a round sub base on the router. Certainly someone here must have done this. And I strongly prefer the precision I can achieve with a router over a jig saw (which along with a sander is what I would have to use to cut template - unless I can use someone's shopbot.
QueticoBill wrote:I am trying to get a 3 or 3 1/2" difference from same template/pattern. That's why the guide bearings don't work.
I do wonder if a couple of "pins" in the base to follow the template would work, at least for "outside" cuts.
aggie79 wrote:Although my teardrop is not a woody, I did something similar to what I think you are wanting to do to create a 1/4" MDF template to layout cuts and as a router template to cut the plywood "framing" for my sidewalls. 1/4" MDF works well as a template because it is typically 1" longer and wider than standard sheet goods. This is a picture of the template on top of 3/4" MDO plywood: ...
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