pie crust sign #1

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Blog entry by teenagewoodworker posted 02-11-2009 01:43 AM 1126 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well i got charles neils router dvd and i love it. you think you know everything about routers but there is just so much information in this dvd its wonderful. i really liked the section on the pie crust table top and the gooseneck molding. so i figured id try out the pie crust table top but i didnt want to do a whole thing yet. so here is what i came up with. first i started with a little blank of paduak and made a template out of mdf which i screwed to the wood. i just rough cut it on the bandsaw and template routed it. i cut a little away from the line so i used bearings from my woodriver bearing kit to step the cut.

still though if you do get tearout its no big deal. in this case i just used my rabbiting bit to step the template back 1/16th of an inch and re routed it.

so then it was time to cut the profiles. i had more pictures but i seem to have lost them but its pretty simple just a 1/4 round on the outside edges and then a 1/4 round on the inside with a step a cove and then another step. it looks really nice. i do have one picture of the profile but this is a bad one. and this whole thing is done by just stepping the template and using various different bearings until you get what you want.

then i had to dish it out. this is pretty simple some double stick tape on the wood and a little router carraige make this job very easy.

and then since the bottoms often a mess i find that a card scraper works really well to clean it up quickly.

so this is where i am at now. all that is left to do is to clean up the corners and sand and stuff. and then have to rout the persons name in the area that has been dished out. i will do that tomorrow and tomorrow i should e finish ready.

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#1 posted 02-11-2009 01:48 AM

pretty sweet design, and flow.

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#2 posted 02-11-2009 01:54 AM

Nice design.

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#3 posted 02-11-2009 02:08 AM

Great Job, Denis!

Looks like you have the card scraper working great, too!


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#4 posted 02-11-2009 02:08 AM


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#5 posted 02-11-2009 03:03 AM

Very nice. I just got the router DVD set also. Lots of good information that I had no idea about. I like Charles down to earth approach and have already learned a lot. Look forward to your progress.

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#6 posted 02-11-2009 03:23 AM

thanks for the comments everyone. right now its all sanded. a lot of sanding its pretty hard because of all the curves. but its looking nice i just need to get a v groove bit at woodcraft to rout her name into it and ill be pretty much done.

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#7 posted 02-11-2009 08:25 AM

That’s sweet!

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#8 posted 02-11-2009 02:38 PM

Very cool.

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#9 posted 02-12-2009 03:10 AM

Great job Dennis. Can’t wait to see the final project.

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