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Routing jigs?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by PasdaBeer, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. PasdaBeer


    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    wondering if anyone has some good ideas for a router jig for template routing/edge rounding to keep from tipping the router

    iive tried kahunas idea,but i dont have quite enough room to set up a 3 x 3 foot router table atm
  2. emor


    May 16, 2004
  3. Suggestions for a template jig will depend on what you are making. Do you mean a workbench?
    I've never had to use a jig for rounding edges; If its a speaker cabinet you are making, finish the box first before rounding the edges, it's a lot easier to work on that way. Go slowly and make sure you use the right tool for the job..... you just have to be very careful and keep a good grip on it.
  4. PasdaBeer


    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    im template routing the wings to a bass im building, and then roundovering the edges of it

  5. Looks like you've got a lot of sanding ahead of you. Neat design BTW.
  6. PasdaBeer


    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    well, i template routed down to the lines on those boards, then planing it down another 1/4-3/8 inch, then using a 5/8 or 3/4 roundover router bit to give it the smoothness, then its all hand sanding with 180/320 grit ...fun fun : )

    check out the full thread here for all the rest of the pics/specs
  7. I use a nesting template system for my designs. It utilizes a master template that locates the body temp. and all of the components drop in to it. I can register the template for routing either side and I can reverse it for a lefty.

    To keep my router from tipping, I have a 12" x 12" x ¼" thick piece of polycarbonate as a router plate. That allows me to span even wide areas and keep the router upright. That same base stays on that router and drops into my homemade router table.
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  8. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    Hey Hambone,

    could i see some pictures of this template you are talking about.