Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Routing an Ellipse

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    South East Michigan

    Routing an Ellipse

    I have a jig for routing an ellipse but I am wondering what kind of bit to use. Do I use just a straight bit or should I get a spiral bit? Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    I prefer spiral but as to up or down cut, that will depend on your material. Up cut pulls so your bottom surface would be your "good" surface. A regular or shearcut bit would also work but spirals give a better edge for me.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Glenn pretty much covered what I was going to say. Did you build your jig or buy it? Curious to see what one looks like.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    South East Michigan
    I bought the Rockler jig. It looks very easy to use. I will get a chance to use it this weekend so I will report on my experiences with it. I am using it to make a sign for one of my staff at work. I am just starting out making signs so everything is a new experience.

    Good thing today is payday. I need to go buy a spiral bit.

Similar Threads

  1. Template Routing Jig - v2
    By glenn bradley in forum Jigs and Fixtures
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-12-2011, 12:47 PM
  2. Laying out an Ellipse
    By Westley Rosenbaum in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-27-2009, 05:13 PM
  3. Laying Out an Ellipse
    By Westley Rosenbaum in forum Tips and Tutorials
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-26-2009, 06:49 PM
    By Leo Voisine in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 02-13-2009, 05:21 PM
  5. How does this work? - Ellipse Jig
    By Sean Wright in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-11-2007, 03:32 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts