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(4) 5x3", (1) 3" Round
||1/4" (Use 1/2" Diameter Bit Max.)
|Material:||Laser Cut 1/4" Cast Acrylic|
Our line of bowl and tray acrylic router templates help you create uniquely shaped trays, dishes and catchalls out of thick pieces of wood with the help of a pocketing router bit.
Simply mount the router template on your wood (1.25"-2.5" thick is most ideal), and use a handheld plunge router and pocketing bit to slowly router out the interior pockets, one level at a time. For general pocketing and recesses we recommend the Amana Tool 45983 (1/2“) radiused bit (for smoothed interior corners and edges) or the Amana Tool 45460-S (1/2”) 45475-S (3/8”) bits if you want flat bottom interior edges. You can also initially use a drill press and Forstner bit to quickly remove material before routering to reduce pocketing time with your router.
The Crafted Elements line of laser cut acrylic router templates are precision cut templates designed especially for woodworkers. Unless you have access to a CNC machine in your shop these templates are the easiest, most accurate and most repeatable way to shape wood and wood+resin pieces into things like charcuterie boards, serving trays, handles, functional art and more.
Like our line of maker molds, we designed these templates to save you time and boost production efficiency. These take the guesswork out of shaping and fabricating. By simply pulling one of these clear templates off the shelf and lining it up on your material you’ll instantly know how your final piece will look before you even start cutting and shaping.
We laser cut all of our templates out of long lasting and durable 1/4” thick cast acrylic to ensure the bearing on your router bit has enough surface area to glide on. These templates can be used over and over and will quickly become a go-to tool in your shop.
Reduce errors, inaccuracy and problems with making complex shapes perfectly symmetrical. We even have templates to match many of our awkwardly shaped silicone molds, so you can cut and shape pieces of wood to fit perfectly snug within our molds before you pour your resin.
All you need is a template, flush trim router bit (like this one) and a router table. Even the most basic routers are capable of shaping materials up to 1.5” thick.
Using our templates is easy:
We also have a full tutorial on our YouTube channel which you can find posted below: