Originally Posted by joeyl
quick question: anybody cutting/shaping pickguards with a regular wood pattern bit? I have to make a Stingray rout in a P pickguard and was thinking I could use the pickup template and a 1/2" pattern bit to do so. Please share your experience. Thanks
I do mostly woodwork, but have cut plastic once in a while with routers, drills, etc.
I would make sure the tool is sharp, run it at high speed, feed it very lightly, but consistently (don't stop). Also make sure you have a tight grip on the pickguard to keep it down on the table.
Watch your fingers!