Control Cavity Routing Templates

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Control Cavity Routing Templates

Create perfectly shaped control cavities. Accurate template placement is easy—crystal clear routing templates allow you to see the guitar body underneath.

StewMac's improved templates are now thicker with smooth laser-cut edges. Correct depth measurements are etched right on the template, so you don't need to puzzle over cavity dimensions, we've done that work for you.

"These improved, thicker templates mean I don't have to shim or double up templates to get contact with the router bearing."
—Erick Coleman, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor

Set of 2 clear acrylic templates for routing the cavity in the body and the recess shape for flush mounting the Cover Plate.

Thickness: 3/8" (9.53mm)
Outside: 5-7/8" x 3-7/8" (149.22mm x 98.42mm)
Cavity cutout*: 3" x 6-1/2" (76.1mm x 165.1mm)
Cover plate cutout*: 3-5/8" x 7-3/4" (92.0mm x 196.8mm)
*At widest points, approximately.

Create precision cavities every time: All you need is Double-stick Tape to keep the template in place. Optional: Use flat head screws dropped into the counter-sunk holes—the router glides right over them. Use the Bosch Colt Router to lower your Ball-bearing Router Bit into the wood and make several shallow passes until the bearing rides smoothly along the template edge. When the bearing can ride against the cavity wall, remove the template so you can rout to the recommended depth engraved on your template.

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Tools to Use With Routing Templates