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Dee1

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07-14-2016 07:13 PM

I am having a hard time cutting the door outline on some T& J plans this one is the Bucket truck.
I have used in the past a tiny Dremel tool bit but in the harder maple I am just breaking them?
I have even cheated and tried using my Milling machine it really snaps them off?
Thoughts or ideas welcome
Dee1


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#1 posted 07-14-2016 08:12 PM

Here’s one idea,make the side panel. Mark out the door and cut along the line with a scroll saw. Insert a thn contrasting wood and glue in the saw kerf. After it drys sand smooth. Her’s one I did. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/242978

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#2 posted 07-14-2016 08:16 PM

This topic has come up on other forums. It is something we all have trouble with. It seems the best method that most use is the tiny dremel tool that you are already using.
In the past I have used fine tip permanent markers. I have also cut the door out and then used the left overs to reform the side piece. Certainly not the best way of doing things, but sometimes the effect is good.
I will be interested in what others here have to say about this

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#3 posted 07-14-2016 09:37 PM

I use a Pfeil 11-1, but better is a 11-2.

You also could made the door panels out of layer’s. I did this when a made the lattice boom crane

BTW Today my wife and I visited castle de Haar with a lot of nice woodwork details and classic wooden furniture.

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#4 posted 07-14-2016 09:55 PM

for this one I actually … took a piece of 1/2 inch ply …... and cut out door …... then ran a router with collar … then took sharpie marker made black then sanded … was very hard

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Dee1

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#5 posted 07-14-2016 11:47 PM

Hi guys thank you for your thoughts I am going to try Gr8hunter plan .
would try Dutchys idea but I do not have any pointy little chisels and if I did I shake so bad I am sure it would ba a sad looking door. I do have a good scroll saw so that might just work.
For sure I am going to try it. I have been messing with this thing for a couple days now and have made lots of kindling.
Dutchy glad you are having fun we been missing you on this forum.
Have fun don’t get in a rush to come home.
Dee1
Hunter and Toyguy thanks for your thoughts also.

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#6 posted 07-15-2016 12:12 AM

Laser cuts are already black around the cut & you can cut anything you can draw – accurately.

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#7 posted 07-15-2016 02:07 PM

What about a steel rule and a razor knife. Several cuts close side-by-side and you can make them as deep and wide as you like.

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#8 posted 07-15-2016 02:39 PM

Lasers work if you’ve got one but a wood-burning pen accomplishes the same thing.

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 07-15-2016 03:12 PM



What about a steel rule and a razor knife. Several cuts close side-by-side and you can make them as deep and wide as you like.

- JoeinGa

yes your right Joe …but very hard to go around corners


Lasers work if you ve got one but a wood-burning pen accomplishes the same thing.

- JAAune

don’t always work so nice either

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