Control Cavity Templates, Set of 2

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Control Cavity Templates, Set of 2

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Control Cavity Templates, Set of 2

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Rear control cavity and cutout set for our Control Cavity Cover Plate.

Transparent acrylic routing templates are laser-cut for smooth-edged precision. They ensure proper router placement on a guitar body, eliminate guesswork and produce cleaner results. We recommend ball-bearing router bits for best results.They can be positioned with countersunk screws or double-stick tape. 3/16" (4.76mm) thick.

Set of two templates: for the cavity in the body, and the recess shape for flush mounting the cover plate.

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Does the job.

(Customer's Reviews)

These are good as a guide to make different templates that are thicker which will work better. just keep these for making the thicker ones. If you use these and your router bit bearing sticks it immediately melts the plastic ruining the Stew Mac Template. It happened to me!


whats the point

(Customer's Reviews)

You're supposed to use the cover template to make a very shallow route. But in order to do this you have to make a thicker template or shim it. Thats right, time wasted.


Templates are over-sized

(Customer's Reviews)

I find these templates to be way over-sized for what the actual cavity sizes should be. In order to use these templates effectively, you will have to line the inside of the templates with several layers of adhesive tape to reduce the template size. This is aggravating, a hassle, very time consuming, and seldom results in a neat job. You can also try to route out your own templates using this template set as a guideline especially for curves (use double sided tape and keep moving these templates over the ones you create with the guided router bit tracing only selected portions of the over-sized templates, so you would end up with the exact (reduced) template sizes you are after). Some folks above made reference to the templates being too thin. I find the thickness to be adequate. The templates have the center lines clearly marked which is a plus. In summary, these templates are not a disaster but they are not very very adequate either.

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