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08-02-2009 08:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question double sided tape double stick tape templates

Hi All,

I am building a couple of adirondack chairs with plans and templates I got a wood craft. I bought the wood a while ago so I think it is Cypress, but it might be Cedar. I put two boards together with double stick tape and then attached the template with double stick tape. when it came time to pull them apart, the tape took some of the wood and some of the template…not a catastrophe, but certainly not what I wanted.

On the second set, I used smaller pieces of tape, and the template ended up sliding…

Is there a better wat to use templates? Is there a certain type of double stick tape I should use? I’m pretty sure I purchased it at either Rockler or Woodcraft, but again, it was a while ago.

YOur thoughts and help are appreciated!

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"


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#1 posted 08-02-2009 09:39 PM

I make a jig to use toggle clamps to hold the work piece in contact with the template.

The clamps are easily unscrewed to move from jig to jig if you don’t want to buy clamps for each fixture.

-- Joe

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#2 posted 08-02-2009 10:07 PM

I vote either a jig like Joe said or hot glue. If I have a number of peices to do I will make a jig, if I only have a few I just use hot glue, a small dab in each corner and the template doen’t move. Just my 2 cents.
Nate

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#3 posted 08-02-2009 11:40 PM

Joe, Any chance you could post a picture of one of the jigs?

Nate, how do you remove the hot glue?

Thanks!

Chris

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#4 posted 08-03-2009 02:39 AM

OK – I’ll do ASAP – tomorrow or the next day.

-- Joe

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#5 posted 08-03-2009 11:48 PM

Chris, here are the photos you asked for. Let me know if you have any questions.

Joker Board Piece
Finished product showing the shape to be routed.

Profile Template
Profile Template

Pattern Routing Jig
Jig that the profile template and workpiece will be used on.

Profile Routing Jig
Jig with workpiece and template clamped in place. Note: The workpiece shown is not ready for routing. It needs to be rough cut to size (about 1/8 inch larger than template) before routing.

The template can be mounted above or beneath the workpiece. This is so the workpiece can be flipped if necessary so that you don’t have to cut against the wood grain which can cause the wood to split explosively sometimes.

Router Table with Routing Jig
The loaded jig is sitting on the router table – to be fed from the right to the left. Note the flush trim router bits in the upper left part of the photo. One has a top mounted bearing, and the other a bottom mounted bearing. The direction of the workpiece wood grain determines which bit should be used.

-- Joe

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#6 posted 08-04-2009 12:42 AM

Joe,

This is great!!!

Thanks so much!

Chris

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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