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Posted on Large order & most efficient method- How would you do it in your shop?

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#1 posted 12-04-2012 09:56 PM

I would:

1- Make rough templates 1/16” over (blanks) and final template (CNC)
2- Buy all your stock rough and mill it oversize. let it acclimate a good week. Then bring it down to spec.
3- Break down the pine into slightly larger rectangular blanks using table saw and cross cut sled.
4- Trace oversize template on blank (use pen)
5- Bandsaw on line, 3/8” 3 TPI blade (Have extra blades on hand)
6- Get a vacuum clamp set up for your final template. (Do not mess with tape or any other fastening system)
7- Use either a 3HP+ router in a table or a shaper with a solid carbide compression bit and guide bearings

I would want at least 3 employees on this job. For safety reasons and time. There is a lot of labor involved. To much time for one person and the monotony can hurt you.

Good luck-

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