Inlay Bushing and Bit with Removable Collar
This set allows you to use a single template to rout both the inlay piece and a precisely sized recess to accept the inlay. It includes a two-piece Template Guide Bushing, a 9/16" diameter Removable Collar and a 1/8" diameter spiral up-cut bit (1/4" shank). Rout the recess in the main workpiece with the Removable Collar installed, then take it off to rout the inlay piece. The Guide Bushing fits router baseplates with a 1-3/16" diameter stepped center hole designed for two-piece guide bushings.
- It is strongly recommended that a plunge router be used for routing inlays.
(1) 9/16" Diameter Removable Collar
(1) 1/8" Diameter Spiral Up-Cut Bit (1/4" Shank)
|Manufacturer Part Number||TAIB-4-18|
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You first have to cut a template. I selected the font and sized it on the computer. I then printed the letter. I taped the letter to a piece of 1/4 inch MDF with carbon tracing paper under it. Trace around the letter then cut the letter out with a jig saw and smooth the edges with files and stand paper. You then use double side tape to secure the template to your inlay material and cut the letter with the router. Then secure the template, with double side tape, to the base material into which you want to insert the inlay. Adjust your router depth to be slightly less than the thickness of the inlay. You want the inlay to be slightly proud when inserted in the pocket. (You will sand it smooth and level)
Next, carefully cut around the template with the router. Once the entire letter has been outlined, switch to a larger straight bit and clean out all of the material to create a pocket to receive the inlay. You will have to work the edges of the inlay material with sandpaper to create a tight fit in the pocket.
While this process takes time, it results in a beautiful inlay. The collar on my bushing is tight but not overly tight. In my opinion it fits perfectly. Not too tight or loose.
For the price, you can't go wrong. You may want to get one or two extra bits in the event you should break one. Even though Wenge is a very hard wood I had no problems successfully using a bit that had been used on two previous projects. Family and friends will be amazed when you present them with a customized project made possible with this inlay bushing and bit.