Overarm (i.e., Pin) Router

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I will most probably use epoxy, so I expect no problem with the end grain...do you have any tipps for me what to avoid?
Perhaps we should continue the discussion in the puzzle bass thread, so not to hijack this thread...
 

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lol I'm asking if it will be an issue - my experience of that is nada. :)
 

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Hi folks,

since this thread seems to be back in businesss, I have a question to you pin-router users. :)

What kind of bits do you use for body and cavity routings?
Browsing the web I've seen a lot of options, but I wonder if it would be best to simply use a down-cut bit for everything...

@Ganorin
I really dig your pin router! - Fesches Teil!
Would you mind PMing me where you got that beast and at what price? - They're hard to come by these days in Europe...

cheers,
-Tom
 

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Servus Tom
I use spiral cut bits, since they make the nicest and cleanest cut (for me)


Hi folks,

since this thread seems to be back in businesss, I have a question to you pin-router users. :)

What kind of bits do you use for body and cavity routings?
Browsing the web I've seen a lot of options, but I wonder if it would be best to simply use a down-cut bit for everything...

@Ganorin
I really dig your pin router! - Fesches Teil!
Would you mind PMing me where you got that beast and at what price? - They're hard to come by these days in Europe...

cheers,
-Tom
 

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Hello,

In France, Shop Fox is not imported and we haven't the same thing in a other brand. The only resolution to have this item, it's to order it in USA.

But when i'm see on google, i found 2 SF overarm router :
- G0587
- W1736

I'don't understand the difference beetween this 2 items.

Who can explain the difference ?

Thank you in advance,

Philippe
 

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Thank you '59, i undestand now.

@Ganorin : when i was woodworker, my boss had a SCM R9 : 700kg, 2m x 1m x 1m. vs SF : 30kg, 0.7m x 0.7m x 0.5m

I have a small workshop.

So, in Europe, we found overhead routers but only big machines, no small machines like the SF.
 

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Heres a couple videos showing how someone is using their pin router in guitar making...

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXQfB2GdKDk&list=FLycdW8lXjrwTLoRhBFnTd0Q&index=12&feature=plpp_video]Ryan Martin's Neck Carving Jig. - YouTube[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLU0TYPK80w&list=FLycdW8lXjrwTLoRhBFnTd0Q&index=11&feature=plpp_video]Ryan Martin's Fretboard Radius Jig. Part 1. - YouTube[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENnLQkUeo9o&list=FLycdW8lXjrwTLoRhBFnTd0Q&index=10&feature=plpp_video]Ryan Martin's Fretboard Radius Jig. Part 2. - YouTube[/ame]
 

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Thats all i got..

i mean i seen marquetry puzzle TOPS... but never a whole guitar body.... :shock:

that needs a thread of its own

there's a thread around here somewhere of this build.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X0NN4Kejpw&feature=plcp]Grinding the glued puzzle to an even thickness - YouTube[/ame]
 

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I use spiral 2 flute cutters for most everything I do, both upcut and downcut. Pearloid pickguard material like the old celluloid acetate will catch fire and throw chunks of violently burning material in many directions if you use a cutter that traps the shavings. I use an upcut for that 100% of the time so it evacuates the shavings from the cutting bit.
 

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Celluloid will also catch fire if you use the wrong blade on a scroll saw when cutting inlays from a sheet! lol
 

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if you ever want to sell the shop fox you have let me know thanks
 

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why do you have the hinges on the jig? is this jig also serving the purpose of another part of the build serving as another jig like two in one?
 

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why do you have the hinges on the jig? is this jig also serving the purpose of another part of the build serving as another jig like two in one?

It just allows me to use the one jig for different angles, like for routing the neck pocket/neck plane, pickup plane, or flat, for example. Plus, those angles may change depending on what size build I'm working on, and what the neck angle is on that particular guitar.


Frank
 

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oh ok sorry had a brain fart here. thats a great idea! Thanks!
and i found a shop fox and also a bosch which are the same machine. any tips on the shop fox? and how do you get the template to line up with the body you're routing with the angle i saw you using a pattern bit in one photo but if I'm not using a pattern for instance on the neck and pu routes how do i line up bottom temple and top routing with angled jig?
 

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Does anyone know what bit Ryan Martin is using with the neck carving jig in the video? I was looking at a 1" roundover, but his looks "flatter" for lack of a better description. His almost looks like a thumbnail bit adjusted so the top of the bit doesn't make an edge.
 

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