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Blog entry by TemplateTom posted 12-23-2009 12:17 PM 1660 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some time ago I produced a power point presentation of the rectangular frame The enclosed Jpgs may assist someone interested in the project
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When I consider a project I look at the safety factor
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I decided to see if I could produce the frame from one piece of material
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It was necessary to determine the size of the cut out required to suit the photograph to be inserted
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f I were to ask others how they would start the project I may be presented with this information
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Adding sketches of what you propose to achieve is a good start to selecting Template guides and cutters
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This is my method I have adopted for safety reasons
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We have to consider alternative cutters some that we have never used before, getting away from the cutters with bearings and using Face/Edge Cutters
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We have to consider the correct procedure for producing the frame This is my choice
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I suppose this choice was essential as I wanted to use the same template for the next stage

The size of the rectangular opening for a template has to be calculated
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I have made my selection of guide and cutter from my collection
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This is the formula I used to find my template size
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Produced from a 400×300 x 12mm board (Template)
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Producing a Template
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The small piece in the centre is to give the router some support
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The Jig material is converted into a template
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Material is held secure
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The Jig and template are held secure with the aid of the thumb screws
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The material can also be secured from the underside (JIG) with four screws
First locate its position with Hot melt Glue
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Then held secure with four screws
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Positioning the template is important
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Note; the material I was using for the template is called ‘Hexcore’ used mainly in the boat building and the light aircraft industry. Very expensive but very light and very strong.
All set to begin
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I will post the procedure as #9

Tom

-- Getting more from my router with the aid of Template Guides Selection of Projects listed on You -Tube "Routing with Tom O'Donnell"



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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 12-23-2009 10:20 PM

About all I know how to do is save the presentation as a web page (click “File.. Save as”), then all your slides will be saved in the web folder as GIF images which will act just like .jpg files. Knida techie if you are not familiar with it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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TemplateTom

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 07:32 AM

Dave and Charlie
All this computer information is all new to this old fellow but I think I have mastered the change in Size I am sorry for the first posting and hope this is to your satisfaction

Tom

-- Getting more from my router with the aid of Template Guides Selection of Projects listed on You -Tube "Routing with Tom O'Donnell"

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