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Offline Ross

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Hollowing a mahogany base
« on: October 03, 2012, 01:52:00 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I have a mahogany base on its way and I want to hollow out part of the underside. How  could i go about doing this? I only have very basic wood working tools.

Here is a very bad sketch of the hollowed part.


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Re: Hollowing a mahogany base
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 02:19:48 PM »
Have you got a bench drill Ross?

You could spin a small endmill. Used as a router, hand guide the base to gradually mill out to depth.  :thumbup:

A bit like this.......



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Re: Hollowing a mahogany base
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 02:28:44 PM »
David you're a star!

I'll order an endmill,

Ross

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Re: Hollowing a mahogany base
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 11:05:05 PM »
How about a woodworking router bit in the milling machine?

Jim

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Re: Hollowing a mahogany base
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012, 11:37:40 PM »
A good method if you have a bench drill (even cheapo chinese) a forstner bit will do most of it very well. They come in various sizes and unlike hole saws don't have a pilot bit. The only problem I see is making the horizontal hole.
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Re: Hollowing a mahogany base
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2012, 01:27:12 AM »
Well with Thanksgiving or Halloween or heck, Saturday coming and all, I'd suggest adding a 'Plunger' Router to your arsenal of goodies.  Yes, you can get carbide wood router bits and if you have a mill, ie x,y table you're on your way.

This guy has been pointed to before, but is woth repointing (I think  :thumbup:) For those of you who have not seen this, check out this guys router work with aluminum, (about 1/2 way down) not to mention a host of other fabricating process methods and ideas to munch on.

http://www.audiogroupforum.com/csforum/showthread.php?t=66958&page=2

Enjoy,
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