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cutting an accurate curve in MFC

38 mm thk, MFC on one side.

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peter venning28/12/2013 21:12:18
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Kitchen counter , my jig saw *and I do not cut very well. Slanty and not precise. The edge trim is a hassle and cracks. I am thinking of routing and then filling the edges. Going crazy. Anyone help please ?

Off to my shed...28/12/2013 22:38:34
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Your best bet is to spend time making an accurate template from half inch ply or MDF; clamp it to the kitchen worktop then use a router fitted with a bearing pattern follower to cut it right first time.

If it's a straight forward cross cut and you don't have the use of a circular saw; clamp a straight edge to the worktop and use your jigsaw to give a rough cut about half an inch longer than required. Reset the straight edge then use the router to remove the last half inch leaving the worktop cut with a neat straight edge to the required length.

Hope that helps.

Doug01/01/2014 11:46:45
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Circle cutting jig

Hi Peter,

You could make a simple jig out of ply that fixes to the base of your router & allows you to cut arcs & circles.

The longer the jig the bigger the arc, this is mine for cutting circles, nothing complicated just made from a piece of Perspex.

Cheers

Doug

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