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01/01/2021 7:24 pm  

I managed to pull myself away from Christmas and New Year food and drink for long enough to get some time in the workshop today. I was routing a pickup cavity and slipped with the router when lifting it away from the workpiece. This is a common mistake, something I haven’t done for a while now but I still kick myself when I do it. The good thing is that the routing template I made was from 18mm MDF and I used a master, clear Perspex template to make it from. Now I have slipped and damaged the MDF one, I can just make another. I never use master templates on actual work pieces because accidents happen and if/when they do I have only damaged a copy, not the master. And, I wouldn’t want to buy a new template every time made a mistake. 

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04/01/2021 9:51 pm  

The good thing is that the routing template I made was from 18mm MDF and I used a master, clear Perspex template to make it from.

That’s one of the many rule #1s @boo!  Just don’t let the router slip when you make your next copy template.

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09/01/2021 9:42 am  

You can fix it with car body filler 🙂

Measure twice, cut once...


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09/01/2021 5:46 pm  

@boo

Halfords do a car body filler called chemical metal which is good for template repairs. It's harder than the basic stuff and stands up to repeated use with a bearing cutter. Very hard to rub down so only use s much as you need.

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09/01/2021 9:11 pm  

Hey Guys,

I'm going to make another set of templates from my master templates. Will it be okay to rout straight through the MDF or will it cause it to rip out? 

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09/01/2021 10:23 pm  

Will it be okay to rout straight through the MDF or will it cause it to rip out? 

@russ I normally have a sacrificial piece of wood underneath the one I’m cutting/routing. Clamp both pieces down, stick (with NEC tape) your template on top and start routing using a short bit. Cut down 2 or 3mm at a time, go slow. Keep taking layers off until you have routed all the way through. Because you have clamped it down to the sacrificial piece, it prevents tear out. 

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09/01/2021 10:26 pm  

chemical metal

@rocknroller912 @markbailey Oh yeah, I keep forgetting about a bit of bog! Cheers. 

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09/01/2021 11:00 pm  
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Cheers Boo. Thanks for the help. 

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09/01/2021 11:11 pm  

I normally have a sacrificial piece of wood underneath the one I’m cutting/routing. 

Good tip @boo

It would probably be easier (and more fun!) to just make a new template then dicking around with Bondo imo but hey, sometimes you gotta fix it!

 

Pratice on scrap...


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