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Choupinette

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357 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: router miter jig question

It’s a device that holds small parts so your hands are not so close to the bit:

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=41780&cat=1,43000

I thought it looked like a good idea for template routing. Your thoughts?

-- Christine G., Northern California


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Billp

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#1 posted 357 days ago

Looks like a great idea to me.

-- Billp

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#2 posted 357 days ago

Seeing you are new to woodworking and routers you my want to get the book by Bill Hyton on routing. I think it will help you in your endeavors and help keep you safe.

-- Billp

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#3 posted 357 days ago

Yup … I have been using one of these for several years. I think it was money well spent. Works as advertised.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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bondogaposis

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#4 posted 357 days ago

I don’t have that jig, but it looks like it would work. I generally try to rout larger pieces then cut them to size afterward.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 357 days ago

What Bondo said – and I use a wooden clamp the same way as the Lee Valley tool, cheaper too.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 357 days ago

For less than $20.00, I bought one. Works as advertised and I feel a lot safer using it.
A huge second to Billip’s suggestion. Hylton’s book (Woodworking With The Router) is one of my favorites.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Loren

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#7 posted 357 days ago

I have one. The knobs have a tendency to fall off in storage
and get lost. I don’t remember if they are metric or
imperial threads.

It works pretty well on the router table.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#8 posted 356 days ago

I build my own all the time, and for cheaper. Just spend the money on a bulk of hold down clamps. I make all kinds, and doing them this way the baltic birch sled can also be the pattern for when you are running shapes. It is easy to make one just for running straight stock. The one shown is actually for running little 4” square ogee cabinet feet, but is being demonstrated in a similar thread about running plane totes.

and +1 more on the book

-- Who is John Galt?

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#9 posted 356 days ago

+1 for bondogaposis

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#10 posted 220 days ago

Has anyone used the miter option with this tool?
I’m not sure in my mind how this feature is to be used (my mind is never too sure about many things)
Can someone reply with a description or picture for my thick head?

Thanks

Dan
Tool Junkie

-- One can never have enough tools, jigs, time or room.

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