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Routing a New Surface

 
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Hoop27
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:17 pm    Post subject: Routing a New Surface Reply with quote

Hey guys, I need some input here. My Coleco Game Room is almost 100% restored. (new frame, new supports, etc.) However when it comes to routing out a new surface I am extremely hesitant.

My plan was to use the old surface as a template but seeing how jumpy the router can get I'm more than a little concerned about it jumping off or digging into the side and ruining the original.

Any suggestions on how to go about this to do it right?

I have two new surfaces ready to go. One that will be an exact replica, and one that will use 3 3/4" nets as opposed to the 5" (I have mesh ones made for both) and I'm going to try and open it up behind the net to allow play behind the net. There will be a small dead spot but I can live with it.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Paul
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you get the right type of bit you should be alright. I would say to try using a "Top Bearing Flush Trim Router Bit" See below>



The bearing will rest against the template and shouldn't stray. Make sure you have a heavy duty router.

Good luck.
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Superdave3n2
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my two cents worth, for about a sixty dollars you can get someone with a cnc router to do it for you. just take the gameroom surface to them and they will do the rest.
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butler34
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, did you ever get these two surfaces done? any pics? I just finally found a game room (been looking a loooong time) and am looking for ways to open up the behind the net pass.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not yet. everything else is built. as soon as it is done I'll sure have pictures up!

I actually got a 2nd gameroom as well that came with spare parts. Cheers So I put on the 5 inch metal nets on that one. the 3 3/4" nets will go on the modded one.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look forward to seeing the pictures.
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