Top Trim Routing Techniques: Duplicating Parts
posted on December 1, 2010 by Chris Marshall
Template routing Trim routers with top-bearing pattern bits make short work of routing out wood around a template, perfect for making multiples of the same item.

OK, Chris, you really just mean template-routing, right? Yep, good old garden variety template work isn’t just for mid- or full-sized routers. Think about it: it doesn’t take 2hp to shave off 1/16" of material to bring 1x or thinner stock flush with the edge of a template. A trim router equipped with a top-bearing pattern bit will do this job just fine. Or, mount your template below the workpiece and use a long flush-trim bit instead. It works so well you might wonder why you need a bigger, heavier machine to do it — especially on smaller or narrow parts.

posted on December 1, 2010 by Chris Marshall
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