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Forum topic by Cornductor posted 09-24-2011 09:30 PM 1132 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cornductor

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09-24-2011 09:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question router shaping

So here’s my plan. I made a small jig about 5×5 with smooth curves for my router. I bought some carpet tape to secure my jig to my project. Here is where I hit the stumbling block can I buy an aftermarket bearing that’ll fit the router bit. A bearing that will slip over the shaft and stay secure while in use. I have looked at Mcfeelys and other places but I don’t see how the bearing will stay in place while routing. I guess I’m confused on this and if its even possible. thanks

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#1 posted 09-24-2011 09:52 PM

You can; you need a bearing with a diameter of the shank of the router bit you’re using, a stop collar the same size and the bit’s cutting diameter has to be bigger than the shank.

It’s how pattern bits are put together.

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#2 posted 09-24-2011 10:24 PM

Maybe a bushing that slides over the router bit.

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#3 posted 09-25-2011 12:14 AM

Why not just buy a pattern bit?

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#4 posted 09-25-2011 01:05 AM

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=19519

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#5 posted 09-25-2011 01:18 AM

Check MLCS

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#6 posted 09-25-2011 03:46 AM

Joe- I did look at pattern bits but I could not find one that was in the v shape. I may not have looked long enough but if you know of any please let me know.
Wayne- that seems to be my next best thing, I’ll probably just buy the bit and then use the collar and bearing on my pattern bit to achieve this.

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#7 posted 09-25-2011 05:12 AM

Didn’t know what kind of profile you were looking for, and still not exactly sure.

I like Whiteside bits. Here is a link to their catalog. http://www.whitesiderouterbits.com/catalog.html

You might look at the V Groove Flush Trim Bit.

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