Milescraft Router Design/Inlay Kit

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.0
out of 5
Brand:
Milescraft
Model:
1207
Price:
$40

Description

The Milescraft Model 1207 Design Inlay Kit allows you to create hundreds of designs, inlays and beautiful patterns with your router. Create a myriad of exciting patterns and inlays to decorate or embellish your workpiece with the Design Inlay Kit. Give cabinet doors and deck posts a distinctive look, create small cutouts or artistic lacework, and even build one-of-a-kind furniture-pieces. Four easy-to-use templates are included in the kit allowing anyone to produce patterns, cutouts, and intricate lacework-pieces. Choose from geometric, petal, heart, star, circle, and bow-tie shapes. Use the provided Pencil Guide to design your own creations. Cutting and etching are done with your plunge router. A universal router base plate is provided in the package to allow usage with most routers with a base diameter up to 7-1/4-inches. Package comes with 2 router bits (1/4-inch V bit and 1/8-inch spiral bit and 3 turnLock bushings.

WOOD magazine review

Kigt provides inexpensive routed designs and inlays

Review Summary

For years I thought it would be great to rout or carve ornate designs or add intricate inlays to my projects, but I never took the time to learn the techniques. Milescraft’s Design/Inlay Kit saved me the trouble. With this easy-to-understand-and-use kit and my plunge router, I was routing attractive designs onto surfaces in minutes. I also used the kit to create several inlays and their pockets and was pleased with how snugly they fit.
The kit features a two-piece base that snaps together, creating an enclosed sprocketlike center. You choose a design from the kit’s manual, and then insert one of four templates (each with multiple designs) into the correct notches, as indicated in the manual. Finally, using the included router bits and guide bushings, you rout along the chosen cutout to craft your design. The guide bushings work only with the included universal subbase that fits almost any router. Also included: a 1/8" downcut spiral bit and a 1/4" V-groove bit. So you don’t ruin a good workpiece, you’ll want to practice on scrap stock until you get the hang of it. If you prefer to hand-carve or paint one of the designs, you can use a special guide bushing and pencil to simply draw the pattern onto your workpiece and then carve it with hand tools or paint it. —Tested by Dean Fiene

Detailed Ratings

4.0
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

Reader Reviews

Great product

Review Summary

For someone like myself with no talent this product was great to add that little extra to you projects . Comes with everything need to do all the inlays you want. My only draw back is seems direction could be writen with a little more clarity.

Detailed Ratings

4.0
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

3

Value

5

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