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Posted on Cutting mahogany countertop for farmhouse sink

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#1 posted 06-20-2018 04:08 PM

On my bathroom vanity, I glued it up with much of the opening to begin with. At $25/bdft I didn’t want to waste any more wenge than I had to. Like the previous posts said, make a template out of 1/4” plywood to ensure you have a perfect fit with your sink, then trace it onto the counter top and cut just shy of the line. Attach the template and route it smooth. You can use a top-bearing or combination (bearings top and bottom) flush trim bit, or a bushing, but if you do the bushing, you need to account for the difference between its OD and the router bit. A typical setup uses a 5/8” bushing and 1/2” bit, so the template will need to be 1/16” larger than the opening you want.

The flush trim bit is much easier.

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