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Instant Carving Clackamas OR

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
(503)723-3181
2002 Washington Street
Oregon City, OR
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(503)252-0188
11633 NE Glen Widing Dr
Portland, OR
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

Woodcrafters
(800) 777-3709
212 NE 6th Ave
Portland, OR

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Woodcraft - Portland, OR
(503) 684-1428
12020 SW Main Street
Tigard, OR

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The Home Depot
(503)639-3500
14800 SW Sequoia Parkway
Tigard, OR
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(503)261-8543
10120 SE Washington St
Portland, OR
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(503)674-3944
25101 SE Stark Street
Troutdale, OR
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(360)254-6289
330 SE 192nd Ave
Vancouver, WA
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

Gilmer Wood Company
(503) 274-1271
2211 NW Saint Helens Road
Portland, OR

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5315 NW St. Helens Rd.
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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.

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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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