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302yota
02-27-2009, 12:33 AM
i know when attempting this technique, you are supposed to go over the side plates of the box with a rabbit or straight bit before assembling the box....but is it ok to go a head and assemble the box, followed by cutting out the groove with about 3/4" border.....if this is ok to do i think i'll make my groove with a staight bit in my rotozip about 1/4" deep

SPY
02-27-2009, 10:46 AM
You can do it that way but you don't need 1/4" deep, try 1/8" it should be more than enough.

mlstrass
02-27-2009, 12:52 PM
I do 1/8" x 1/8" all the way around each side panel using a flush trim bit in a router table. Makes carpetting the sides MUCH easier...

SPY
02-27-2009, 01:21 PM
I do 1/8" x 1/8" all the way around each side panel using a flush trim bit in a router table. Makes carpetting the sides MUCH easier...

I do the same but with my smaller table saw.

ngsm13
02-27-2009, 01:26 PM
What kind of rotozip...

Man I feel sorry for your rotozip + MDF...

nG

DonH
02-27-2009, 01:41 PM
What kind of rotozip...

Man I feel sorry for your rotozip + MDF...

nG



me to! :patrioti: good luck soldier!

302yota
02-27-2009, 06:40 PM
well i just bought a black and decker router from a friend, for 25dollars...so if i prolly should start using it instead of the router, i can........but what size/kind of bit, should i used to make the grooves??