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post #1 of 7 Old 06-27-2020, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Routing small pieces

I'm going to need to rout a couple of small pieces that are only about 2-3/4" by 2-3/4" with curved sides like shown in the attachment, so they will need to ride on the bearing. They're about 7/8" thick. I'm hoping to do an ogee, but might have to settle for a simple round over.

I'm already down to 9.6 fingers and not looking for further reduction. Any suggestions on how to hold these on the router table?

Oh yeah, just to add to the fun, the edges that get routed are end grain and it's two different kinds of wood, mahogany and curly maple.
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-27-2020, 07:56 PM
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I clamp small parts in a hand screw when routing small parts.
You will need to re-clamp it for each side.
Take shallow cuts and use a backer.
In case you don't know what a hand screw is. https://www.woodcraft.com/products/p...702d3baa0002ed
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-27-2020, 08:38 PM
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Make a sled!

Use a sled for safety!
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The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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Yes, you use a sled on a router table. It is easy to make your own sled.


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Maybe one day I'll build a jig.
I've been doing it this way for years.
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Sled vrs Clamps

The important feature of a sled, as shown, is that the part is held both vertically and horizontally, much less chance of the part breaking loose.
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I keep finding new uses for handscrew clamps.
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