I need to cut a hole in wood. Simple right?
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  Re: I need to cut a hole in wood. Simple right? by ed kerns (I need to cut some s...)
Know anyone with a cnc machine?

Thats what I would use.
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  Re: RE: I need to cut a hole in wood. Simple right? by Kudzu (Dowel stock and cut ...)
(12-22-2020, 09:53 AM)Kudzu Wrote: Dowel stock and cut to length?
It would be all end-grain.  It might be OK.  But that might be an issue.
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  Re: I need to cut a hole in wood. Simple right? by ed kerns (I need to cut some s...)
Do you have a lathe?

Turn spindles the diameter of the disks and slice to thickness.
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  Re: RE: I need to cut a hole in wood. Simple right? by Large Wooden Badger (Know anyone with a c...)
(12-22-2020, 10:11 AM)Large Wooden Badger Wrote: Know anyone with a cnc machine?

Thats what I would use.

I do know a few guys with CNCs, but this is something I'll need to do one or two of occasionally, and I can't really bulk them out.
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  Re: RE: I need to cut a hole in wood. Simple right? by Gary G™ (Do you have a lathe?...)
(12-22-2020, 07:45 PM)Gary G™ Wrote: Do you have a lathe?

Turn spindles the diameter of the disks and slice to thickness.
Yeah, unfortunately the end grain won't usually work. I'm doing sort of a marquetry thing, so choosing just the right grain/color is an important part of the process. Thanks!
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  Re: I need to cut a hole in wood. Simple right? by ed kerns (I need to cut some s...)
Make a template by drilling holes in a hunk of mdf. Double stick the material to a backer waste board, mdf template on top and use a router with a pattern bit. Easy peasy.

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  Re: RE: I need to cut a hole in wood. Simple right? by packerguy® (Make a template by d...)
(12-22-2020, 10:03 PM)packerguy® Wrote: Make a template by drilling holes in a hunk of mdf. Double stick the material to a backer waste board, mdf template on top and use a router with a pattern bit. Easy peasy.

I think we have a winner! That method also lets me frame the piece so I see exactly what I'm getting. I think I'll sandwich the keeper piece stuck between a second piece of mdf, just to make sure it doesn't lift up and get destroyed be the router bit. Thank you!
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  Re: RE: I need to cut a hole in wood. Simple right? by ed kerns ([quote='packerguy®' ...)
(12-23-2020, 02:22 PM)ed kerns Wrote: I think we have a winner! That method also lets me frame the piece so I see exactly what I'm getting. I think I'll sandwich the keeper piece stuck between a second piece of mdf, just to make sure it doesn't lift up and get destroyed be the router bit. Thank you!

I misread your original requirement. By "The discs need to vary in size ranging from 1/2" to maybe 1 1/4"," I thought your disc size needed to be anything between (from- to) those two sizes. eg a dia of 1-1/32" or even, 17/18".

Simon
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  Re: I need to cut a hole in wood. Simple right? by ed kerns (I need to cut some s...)
This seems to be what you need, thanks to our Host.

https://www.woodsmith.com/article/cleane...e-cutting/

Dave
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  Re: RE: I need to cut a hole in wood. Simple right? by Dave Crow (This seems to be wha...)
(12-23-2020, 03:00 PM)Dave Crow Wrote: This seems to be what you need, thanks to our Host.

https://www.woodsmith.com/article/cleane...e-cutting/

Dave

See thewalnutguy's post above.

Simon
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