Routing tight radius templates?
I've got some pup templates and the corners are 1/4" radius.
I can't find any top-bearing bits that small. Do you just use a straight bit and ride the shank against the template? Seems that would destroy the template in short order.
Can you get by with a bigger bit? Will the pickup fit int the cavity if you rout with a bigger bit?
here is one I use:
You could also make your own router bit that fits the pickup if you want -- I know you probably already ordered one, but that is another alternative. I made all of my pickup cavity
I typically drill the corner with a 1/4 forstner bit and then ride the template with a 3/8 bearing bit...
3/16 pattern bits from Amana Tool. Part #47775. These are absolutely priceless bits, I use them with a small trim router, only after the rest of the rout is cut away. You have to be pretty careful not to cook that small bearing.
Excellent! Thank you.
THe corners of MM and J pup templates are what I'm dealing with.
Just ordered the 3/16 and 1/4 bits.
It has always been the "P" templates that were trouble for me
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