Template

Now pilot slots are as easy to make as pilot holes.

SLOTTED PILOT TEMPLATE LAYOUT

Scribe crosshairs before routing template slots.

SLOTTED PILOT TEMPLATE LAYOUT

Scribe crosshairs before routing template slots.

Yields a W-tong pilot slot

¡/¿"-thick acrylic, plywood, or hardboard the template over the layout mark for the slot. Position the clamps where they won't interfere with the router.

3. Rout the counterbore. Chuck the larger bit in the router. .Set the cutting depth stop to lA inch beyond the thickness of the template. Set the router on the template, with the guide in the template's slot. Switch on the router, plunge the cutter, and rout.

4. Rout the slot. Switch to the smaller bit. Reset the cutting depth stop to the thickness of the workpiece plus that of the template. Rout the slot.

As you cut. remember thai you are using a really frail bit. It is very easy to shear off the cutting tip of a '/fc-inch or ^16-inch bit. So make a series of very shallow cuts to rout the slot.

¡/¿"-thick acrylic, plywood, or hardboard

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