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The golden state. This acrylic router template matches our California silicone mold to allow you to pre-cut wood to fit snuggly into that mold, but can also be used independently to create California state shaped charcuterie boards or art.
Important Note About Reproduction With A Router Bit:
While we soften, round and simplify the perimeter of our state templates to make them more compatible with a 1/4" router bit and bearing, there are naturally fine details and inner crevices that a 1/4" router bit can't exactly reproduce due to the diameter of the bit. Using a 1/8" diameter router bit and bearing may be able to get into some of these areas. However, a 1/4" router bit will give you an accurate-as-possible reproduction of the template and therefore the state, just be aware it may not be as precise as the template when it comes to the small crevices that the bit can't get to.
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: