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Project by TemplateTom posted 1895 days ago 3224 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a project for trial.

Observing the design on a gardening kneeler I was interested in trying to replicate the design on to wood.

Firstly there was the need to draw full size drawings of what was required. Then it was necessary to produce the necessary templates. To complete this sort of project material it is necessary to have a firm knowledge on the use of the template guides. This is not a project to be attempted in the Router Table IMHO, though I would be interested in anyone who may have achieved the results in the table.

The various template guides suitable for producing the shape in conjunction with the cutters chosen was an important factor on whether it could be achieved or not.

Holding the material secure was another consideration and I have developed my ‘JIG HOLDER’ for this purpose. Simply a rectangular box arrangement. The two template were also securely fitted in the ‘JIG HOLDER’

Once the preparation was complete it was a simple matter of routing each stage.

-- 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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1895 days ago

Great Idea tom, nice carvings too. Maybe you could do a blog on it I know I would like to know more.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TemplateTom

93 posts in 1907 days


#2 posted 1895 days ago

Jim I am in the process of trying to set up a blog I may know a bit about routing but my computer skills are lacking
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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TemplateTom

93 posts in 1907 days


#3 posted 1895 days ago

Jim I should have asked the question. Are you into using the Template guides?

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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scrappy

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#4 posted 1895 days ago

Great project. Love the design.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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isetegija

762 posts in 2141 days


#5 posted 1895 days ago

Very interesting project .
It would be interesting to know more about the making process .

Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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stefang

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#6 posted 1895 days ago

Great post Tom, thanks. Amazing accuracy on your design. I Like your holding jig too. It would also be useful for carvers. I’m with the others. I would like to know more.

If you have any qualms about posting pictures in a blog, I suggest you just take the pics and then ask for advice from members on one of the forums when you’re ready to post them. It’s easy once you know the steps.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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John in SD

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#7 posted 1895 days ago

Love it Tom …keep it coming…...I wanta know more

-- Life used to be soooo much simpler!!!!

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 1895 days ago

Nice job! I also really like your jig for holding the workpiece.

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

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Splinterman

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#9 posted 1894 days ago

Hey Tom, this looks very interesting….do the blog and add plenty of details.

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TemplateTom

93 posts in 1907 days


#10 posted 1718 days ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm-zKCNFft4

This may be of interest

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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WWilson

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#11 posted 1639 days ago

Hi Tom, Awsome work. Your material hold down system (cams) is brilliant! I really like the way you fixture the workpiece. Thanks for sharing! I have many uses for that type of system. Hope you don’t mind if I consider your set up inspiration!

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