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Old December 27th, 2013, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thinline f holes with Kirn Templates

As stated in another thread I'm using the Ron Kirn thinline templates. For the "f" holes are those the actual size? Do you use a 1/4-inch top bearing bit to pattern rout them? Or do you use a 1/4-inch pit with a 5/16-inch(?) guide bushing?

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Old December 27th, 2013, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I made my own templates and F hole using an existing fender body. I use a 3/8" flush trimmer for the round holes and the little space in the middle where the bit won't fit gets sawn out with an xacto saw, and carefully and filed/sanded to the line. I've heard of people using other bits in the router and letting it rub on the pattern as the bearing...but I personally wouldn't do it myself.

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I use a 1/4 " spiral bit and just let the shaft of the bit ride the template for the f holes , works very well


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I use a 1/4 " spiral bit and just let the shaft of the bit ride the template for the f holes , works very well
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I managed to find a top bearing 1/4" pattern bit at lee-valley and used that with Ron's template , worked perfectly for me.
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