I’ve been doing it wrong…

In a previous video, I explained a very detailed (yet way too complicated) process for making router trays. What can I say, it was my first time! The process worked great, but there were just too many bits, steps, and tools involved. Since then, I’ve made a lot more serving trays using my router templates. And with that, gained a lot more experience and came up with a much simpler process. You don’t need a bandsaw and you don’t need a router table. Just a handheld router and a jig saw!

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· USA: https://www.diymontreal.com/product/round-swirl-3-serving-tray-router-template/
· Canada & International: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/1574024280/

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· USA: https://www.diymontreal.com/product-category/router-templates/
· Canada & International: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/diymontreal?section_id=44184041

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Finish:
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►CHAPTERS
0:00 An easier way to make router trays
0:33 Make blank
0:45 Trace the template
1:01 Cut with a jigsaw
1:52 Remove waste with a Forstner bit
3:12 Carve inner pocket with a router
6:25 Flush the outer circle with a router
7:43 Round over edges
8:31 Sanding
9:15 Apply finish
9:37 Get the router templates

Author: Rich