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How would I make this?

My mother in law asked if I could make a few of these for her crafts. It's basically a doughnut shape in hardboard. (This one she bought has a mirror in it.) Exterior diameter about 10 1/4" and interior about 6 1/2." I'm thinking either use this as a template for my router or use a circle cutter on the drill press. Other thoughts?

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Use that one as a template with your router. That's what I would do. I'm sure others have different ideas.

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Is it flat or dished?

Flat..no problem, just a template and a router. I would not use a drill press and circle cutter or hole saw. A saber saw and some sanding will be fine. A saber saw or bandsaw on the outside diameter would be fine also.

Dished? ...other than a lathe I have no ideas. It may be been made with a glue sawdust mixture compressed in a mold. bill

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It's perfectly flat. I think the angle of the photo makes it look dished or oblong. I don't think I've routed hardboard before. Any issues or does it work clean?
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I could turn you a million of them on the lathe, but they'd be solid wood, not hardboard. If it has to be hardboard, then a router and use that one as a template. If it's dished and not flat, run down to the local craft store and buy them. Looks like they're about 10 bucks a piece.
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My mother in law asked if I could make a few of these for her crafts. It's basically a doughnut shape in hardboard. (This one she bought has a mirror in it.) Exterior diameter about 10 1/4" and interior about 6 1/2." I'm thinking either use this as a template for my router or use a circle cutter on the drill press. Other thoughts?

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Question is, how few is a few. If I were not going to make more than a dozen I would just cut them out with a band saw and jig saw and sand the edges. The time it would take to make the router templets and get it set up you could be done.
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Circle jig?


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post #8 of 17 Old 03-26-2012, 10:13 AM
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A few = 4 let's say

Stack 4 square pieces and use a some double sided tape between them. Saw out the inside circle first with a saber/jig saw, then the outside diameter. Sand the edges and you'll have 4 of them in no time. Depending on your equipment, you can possibly stack up to 6 at a time.... bill

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I would make a template from a substrate...3/4". Secure the hardboard with hot glue or double stick tape. Drill a hole for the router bit (flush trim) for the inside curve, and just run the outside. A 3/8" flush trim bit will cut easy.





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I was thinking I would use this to create a more robust template out of 1/2" or 3/4" MDF. I've found hardboard a bit too thin to get a bearing bit on and only cut the workpiece.
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To my eyes that thing looks like it is thicker in the center then on the edges. Sort of a flying saucer shape.

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Do the inside and the outside with a router, cleanest and best way to go.
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yes, a router is the way to go, for the inside and outside


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Thanks all. I think we have a winner! Appreciate the input.
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Thanks all. I think we have a winner! Appreciate the input.
And the winner is.
Dominick. Lol. JK. Whats your plan? No really who's the winner?

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And the winner is.
Dominick. Lol. JK. Whats your plan? No really who's the winner?
Correct on the first guess! You are indeed the winner of a new trim router. You can collect it at the door.
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Correct on the first guess! You are indeed the winner of a new trim router. You can collect it at the door.
Laughing MAO. Thanks.

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