lurerookie

Router Question

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Pete has a great tutorial in the Member Submitted Tutorial (MST) section - In that presentation, he cuts the lip before shaping (sanding) the lure. The router wasn't used in the MST publication and if I had to guess, I'd think Pete would cut the lip before shaping the lure so the cut is as squared up to the blade as possible. The MST also is good at showing how to make a jig for making that cut the same way every time.

http://www.tackleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10686

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Gee Spike you tidied that up, great job, it really shows when someone knows what they are doing. Thanks again pete

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Thanks much. I was just thinking that the router might chip out a part of the wood arounf the lip slot. I,ve had that happen a few times and had to toss that blank in the wood burner. It might have ben from the grain out the wood.

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338muskie,

When I'm routing, I stop the bit before any end that might chip, like a lip slot, so it can't grab the end and ruin the piece. Then I hand shape that remaining part with a sanding block. Quick, safe, and not tear out risk.

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I use a plexiglass plate on the base of my router and clamp it upside down in my vice to make a makeshift router table. Works pretty swell and I saved $$ in that I did not need to buy a router table. You do need to be careful with where your fingers are relative to the router bit.

http://www.tackleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2233&d=1191290497

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