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Isn't the north east part of the continental USA the perfect charcuterie board handle? Whether you are making an America shaped charcuterie board or a piece of wall art, the USA template is the quickest way to shape a piece of wood, or wood and resin, into the shape of the good 'ol U.S of A.
This template also includes three different sized star inlays. So you can shape your board, and create a wood star or backfilled resin inlay with the same template. Note that the large and medium sized stars can accommodate a 1/8" diameter router bit in the inner pockets, the smallest will loose its sharp star corners simply due to the inability to get a router bit into the sharp corners of the star. A 1/4" router bit will also work with the large and medium inlay, but you will loose the "sharp edge" of the points of the stars. The example board in the photo illustrates this, the star inlays were done with a 1/4" bit.
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: