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Forum topic by Andy Needles posted 1655 days ago 656 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Andy Needles

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1655 days ago

Hello all, Thanks for taking the time to review this post!

Background to my question- I have been making and selling platters with epoxy/stone inlays in them. The platters have a slight concave cup in them and they are 12”-20” in any direction/dimension. I have been free-handing the inlay grooves with a panel router, and I’d like to start using templates for some of them.

My question is this- Is there template material that is slightly flexible, and will bend or deflect say, 1/2 an inch, over 12 inches? I’m looking to cut a template, then clamp it at the bottom of the platter, rout it out, then move the clamp over and rout out the other side.

If you want to get a sense for my platters- go to, and click on the platters link.

Thanks for your ideas!!!


-- rustic andy

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#1 posted 1655 days ago

How about some plexi glass or one of the cheep plastic cutting boards.

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#2 posted 1655 days ago

i would go with jim on this one. very nice work on your platters on your site

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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