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    Which router bit?

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    Which router bit?

    Post by Stonedog on Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:50 pm

    OK.....I am just going (to hopefully) buy a router bit for cutting the mortises for the bow irons and the prod....

    Soooooo, what router bit do I need to buy to make this happen???
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    Re: Which router bit?

    Post by African Archer on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:09 pm

    stonedog get a flush cut bit, one withthe bearing on the shaft that goes into the router, I had templates cnc cut from superwood and the bearing runs on the template edge, but do get a good one, it will save you alot of frustration in the long run

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    Re: Which router bit?

    Post by Hermit on Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:49 pm

    Depends on how you intend to cut the mortices Stonedog,if you are going to drill out most of the material,and then finish to size,a flush cut bit will do you.This method is recomended,unless you have a good powerful router that takes half inch bits.If you intend to plunge cut the mortice,a spiral flute cutter(or it's equivelent for metal working,a slot drill)is the thing,flush cut router bits cut only on the side,spiral flute bits cut on the side and the end.
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    Re: Which router bit?

    Post by African Archer on Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:34 am

    The spiral flute cut bit will also give you a better Finnish as it tends to slice the wood instead of chip it, IV been keen to try one , just haven't got there yet.

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