Friday, June 29, 2018

Keyhole Slot Cutting Jig.

Notice that the jig is holding an irregularly shaped(circle in this case) project in place to be routed. The two small nails do the job. Watch the video below for details.

We often cut scroll saw projects that need to hang on the wall. One of the most effective techniques to hang the project is a keyhole slot. These slots are strong and give you the ability to balance the project so it hangs straight. 
These slots are cut with a keyhole router bit. You can install the bit in a handheld router or a router table. In a handheld router, it is difficult to cut the slot straight without a fence. It difficult to use a straight fence on an edged that is not straight. That's where this jig comes in handy. 

Watch the video demonstration for details on the jig build.

This jig is designed around the Ridgid R2401 trim router.  You can easily modify the design for use with your router. The small base of the Ridgid trim router just makes the jig compact and easier to use. I have owned this router for a few years and it has been worth every penny. For $99 it has seen a ton of use in my shop. It is lightweight and powerful. It's the perfect router for scroll saw projects.

The picture shows the Ridgid router with the round base. It includes the square base that I use in this jig. 

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I'm still taking orders for the custom 3D name patterns. These are super fun to cut and always get this response. (How the heck did you make this?). People will look the project over and over trying to figure out the trick. There is no trick. It is a solid block of wood. Use the first and last name, husband and wife names, boyfriend girlfriend names. 

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