|Forum topic by BulldogLouisiana||posted 01-14-2016 02:34 PM||522 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
01-14-2016 02:34 PM
I’m pretty new/bad at woodworking. I’m making this table for a friend’s big green egg. I need to cut a 27” hole on the right side of the table. I drew the circle already, and had planned to cut a pilot hole then use a jigsaw to cut out the circle. However, the cedar has already proven quite prone to tearing and ripping, and I thought the slow moving jigsaw may rip it to pieces.
I do have a dewalt 611 router and a spiral upcut bit (I think this is what it’s called). I had used it to cut out a hole in some MDF for a subwoofer. Combined with a Jasper circle cutting jig, that worked flawlessly. I ordered and received the version of the jig that will cut up to 52 inches or so.
What should I do? I’ve read a lot concerning woodworking, but my actual experience is real low. The cedar 1×6’s that I will be cutting through are not supported by anything else on the bottom. Should I use tape to prevent tearing? If so, how would I tape it? I don’t want to mess up my friends table.
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