Saturday, May 2, 2015
Routing for inlay
Forgot to print at the office? Don't have a printer at home? Stop whining. Need a printer, be a printer! But don't post pics of it online, that would be stupid.
I'm doing a fretboard inlay for Simon inna old skool stylee. I glued the drafting paper on and traced the contours with a scalpel. Then I drilled corners and ends.
Hog out the bulk with a 3 mm router bit. I put my Proxxon drill in my home made base.
Then finer details and closer to the scribed lines with a 2 mm bit...
... before final detailing with a 1 mm bit. It has less a will of its own, something to do with diameter dependent leverage I suspect, but it can go off at a tangent. I keep a firm grip on the base, even foresaking the need of holding the hose from the shopvac.
And it's almost done. NOWIS. Looking good. Now is, indeed, the time for...