CUTTING ROUTER GAINS

Posted by Bill Vitale on Sep 14, 2004

CUTTING GAINS WITH A ROUTER ON THE SKERRY If you prefer to use a rabbetting plane, clamp a guide board exactly 3/8' from the edge of the panel and proceed in accordance with the Manual.

Another neat way to cut the gains is with a router. IF YOU ARE NOT EXPERIENCED WITH THE SAFE USE OF A ROUTER, GO WITH THE RABBETTING PLANE!

Clamp a guide board, say 30" long and 3/4" thick, to the panel exactly 3/8" from the edge. Adjust a 3/8" piloted slot cutter bit or piloted rabbetting bit so that it extends 1/8" below the thickness of the guide board. Using a 1/8" thick wood shim, elevate the guide board at your mark 20" from the tip of the stem or stern. Rout the gain in one pass. Some further adjustment of depth of cut may be necessary. Be sure to practice and adjust your router on a scrap piece first. Works great every time!

Drop me an email if you would like to see actual photos of the procedure. Will post the photos on the forum as soon as I figure out just how to do it.

Bill Vitale Hunt Valley, Maryland

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