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Forum topic by bigike posted 08-07-2012 01:22 AM 506 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bigike

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08-07-2012 01:22 AM

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 08-07-2012 03:06 AM

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 08-07-2012 06:49 AM

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 08-07-2012 10:35 AM

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 08-07-2012 10:12 PM

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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