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Instant Carving Ankeny IA

A friend of mine spent years trying to teach me to carve. Sorry, it just ain't in these hands. But CMT had me carving—sort of—in minutes. The company's new 3D Router Carver System turns a plunge router into a carving tool. You can get started in the system for around $180.

The Home Depot
(515)963-1890
2335 SE Delaware Ave
Ankeny, IA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(515)221-2233
3700 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Fastenal- Ankeny
515-964-9413
201 SE Shurfine Suite 5 Ankeny, IA, 50021
Ankeny, IA
 
Park Fair Ace Hardware
(515) 243-6000
100 E Euclid Ste 11, Park Fair Mall
Des Moines, IA
 
Fastenal- Des Moines
515-263-0053
3120 Delaware Ave Des Moines, IA, 50313
Des Moines, IA
 
The Home Depot
(515)251-5819
10850 Plum Drive
Urbandale, IA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(515)287-7269
4900 SE 14th St
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

BRADLEY TOOLS & FASTENERS, INC.
(515) 331-0878
6250 NW Beaver Dr Ste A-4 Johnston, IA, 50131
Johnston, IA
 
Johnston Ace Hardware
(515) 276-2854
5800 Merle Hay Rd, HyVee & Greenbriar Restaurant
Johnston, IA
 
Leachman Lumber Co.
(515) 265-1621
1921 Hubbel Ave
Des Moines, IA
 

Instant Carving

Instant Carving

 

A friend of mine spent years trying to teach me to carve. Sorry, it just ain't in these hands. But CMT had me carving—sort of—in minutes. The company's new 3D Router Carver System turns a plunge router into a carving tool. You can get started in the system for around $180. The key is the unusual router bit. Its cone-shaped nose traces the template, floating up and down within the plunge base. The bottom of the router stays in contact with the template, while the motor floats up and down. Wide valleys in the template allow the V-cutter to cut wide and deep. Narrow valleys force the cutter up to create narrow, shallow cuts. Templates are trapped within a frame that's fastened to your work using double-faced tape. Lots of designs are available, including large and small frames and templates for both doors and drawers. Template prices range from $26 to $59. Some designs require only one template; others require as many as four. That's why the frame is important. It keeps multiple templates correctly registered to each other. This is a very cool tool that anybody can use. Even a novice router user can be “carving” in minutes. My only complaint? I'd like to see labels added to the templates so they don't get mixed up.

Source:
CMT, (888) 268-2487, www.cmtusa.com, 3D Router Carver Bit, RCS-Bit, $120, Cabinet Door Holding Frame, RCS-003, $26, Templates, $26 to $59.


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