View Full Version : Pin router for inlay cavity?

03-13-2011, 11:31 AM
I've been using a Dremel with a 1/32" downcut spiral bit mounted on the Stew-Mac base to cut cavities for my headstock inlay, which is a simple script capital letter Z that I get precut. I'm thinking there must be a better way of routing this shape to fairly close tolerances, and the Google machine pointed me to some information on pin router extension arms mounted on a router table. Trouble is that the only ones I can find have a pin size of 1/4" or larger. Do any of you use a pin router for inlay? If so, did you adapt it to accept a 1/32" pin and bit?

03-13-2011, 11:48 AM
I've never inlaid but I think it would be easy to make an overarm pin router extension arm to mount on a router table and use any size pin you wanted to. I think I've seen them on the Internet made of plywood.

03-13-2011, 04:43 PM
Have you considered a pantograph like these ones:


I haven't studied them too much, but they look like they would work for what you want to do and not that difficult to make.