|Review by Karson||posted 03-01-2008 05:59 AM||6174 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
When i was asked to make the frame for mark’s Memorial I wanted to do an inlay. I’d seen a couple of small routers on the web and I’d seen what mark DeCou does for cutting the outlines on his letter carving.
This router came from Steward-MacDonald. They make tools for the construction and repair of string instruments. This is their router being used for an inlay in a guitar.
I bought the router as a kit which contains an air pump and an edge guide. The edge guide is for inlaying on the edge of instruments.
The router was built to use a Dremel as the power source. But, I’d heard that the Dremel is underpowered. The make a hand piece that works with a Foredom power head. I ordered the Modified Foredom head and it’s shown in the second picture. The third picture is the tool in use. I was using a 1/32” router bit, and I found that it works better if you cut the middle of the inlay out first and then work to the edges.
Here are the inlays in place.
It works great and is highly recommended.
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