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bigike

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754 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: box woodworking

I got a box I’m doin and it’s an octogon shape the top is 3/4 thick I wanna scoop out about 1/4-3/8” and leave a 1/2” lip how would u do it? I only have the basic tools routers, TS, drillpress, 12” bandsaw, etc.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com


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#1 posted 754 days ago

Starting from the center, use your router to remove material, working your way toward the outside of the box lid in an outward spiral pattern. Make a template that fits around the perimeter of your octagon to act as a “fence” or stop for your router base, so that your router stops cutting 1/2” away from the she of your box edge. You’ll need to use a chisel to clean out the eight inside corners of the octagon as the router bit will leave them rounded.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#2 posted 754 days ago

That was supposed to be ”...the side of your box edge.”, not ”...the she of your box edge.”, but you probably got the point anyway.

Stupid iPad :p

-- John, BC, Canada

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#3 posted 753 days ago

I got tha fence but no way to mt or stabilize it to the top it’s 1/2” thick by 7/8” wide. I’m using a core box bit or round nose to get the rounded corners to make the top look an feel lighter.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 753 days ago

I got some info from my boss I’ll try it an post it.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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