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3D Router Carver System by CMT

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Review by dataman posted 2373 days ago 6552 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
3D Router Carver System by CMT 3D Router Carver System by CMT 3D Router Carver System by CMT Click the pictures to enlarge them

Quite a few years ago I purchased a CMT 3D Router Carver System by CMT.
My first project was the front of a cedar chest I built for my oldest son as a wedding gift. It allowed me add a professional looking carving on the front of the chest without screwing it up since I do not know how to carve.

I have had this tool for at least 10 years and for a while it went out of production but a couple of years ago they reintroduced it.

It is easy to set up and as long as you have a ½” plunge router you are in business. My most recent project was to add carvings to all our interior doors in our new house. It was a great way to take a fairly basic wood door and make it look a lot more expensive!
You can view the doors and the results of the 3D router carver system on our web site at: http://mountainviewdome.com/HouseInterior15.htm click on any picture to enlarge it.

I have also built custom furniture and added carvings to dress it up and personalize it. With 46 patterns to choose from plus you can use even just part of a pattern to fit your needs so there are many options!

It may no be a tool for the purists but for those of us that have not found the time to develop the talents to custom carve things in replication then its worth looking at!

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#1 posted 2373 days ago

very nice , i was just looking at these templates in my cmt catalog the other day . i see many possibilities with these . thanks for posting

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#2 posted 2373 days ago

Thanks for the review… have you ever though about or tried to make custom templates? I wonder how hard that would be.

-- John - Central PA - http://affyx.wordpress.com

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#3 posted 2372 days ago

I have thought about it and do not think it would be too difficult.
I have not attempted to do it yet.

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#4 posted 2372 days ago

Looks good. Sounds like it is fairly easy to set up and use.

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