|Project by Jimboe||posted 08-20-2011 03:15 AM||3019 views||33 times favorited||15 comments|
I make lots of poker chip boxes and the most time consuming single part is making the coves . Usually i take a long 2×10 piece of pine and run it length wise through the router table .Since my cases have rows that measure 6.5 inches i have to cut them down and glue them together to make a 500 case (10 rows) . Ive tried running cross grain with the router hand held with guides but with any bit of movement up or down the cove gets a dent (that means lots of sanding ) and even some times burns in the wood (those are harder to get out than the dents) I would have these problems sometimes on the table also but not as bad. Then one day i was on youtube and i saw some guy using a machine with his router that glides it down the length of the board .I was like yes i found the jig i will be making . First i had to figure what i was gonna use for the glide . I went into the shop and found two glides that are used for a TV armoir door and bam it hit me !!! This is what i came up with and let me say i love it !!!! no dings no burns just smooth coves !!!
hope someone can use the idea