Jesse Frome's copy carverAt right, My friend here demonstrates how to use the jig. It's all hand-operated. The "Router Copy Carver," as it's called, is made to help keep the power tool under control. The templates are traced by hand.
As helpful as the Carver is, it's still quite imperfect... ...and requires considerable skill on behalf of the user. As seen in the following images, great care must be taken while carving any details, or they just won't look right in the end.
Jesse also sent some links to online albumms showing some interesting carving
done with the copy carver, using the tilt function and some long router bits
to make deep undercuts.
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