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Loren

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#1 posted 01-18-2018 05:51 PM

That looks really tricky to get right on a
one-off.

I have an overarm router and I would probably
use that. Still, I’d have to work carefully to
keep the work properly aligned to the guide
pin to make a consistent groove.

An out-of-the-box approach I might consider
is making a hollow template and using a guide
bushing waste out the entire area inside. Then
cut out shop-made thick veneer to match the
depth of the groove and glue that inside.

I’d probably try to talk the client into another
decorative scheme personally.

The original may have been done on some kind
of copy tracer.

Violin makers use a tool called a purfling cutter.
A luthier’s Gramil does the same function. Both
require some skill and you’d have to still get
the waste out between the cuts.


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