Below shows how a simple mortise template is made with the system. The same principles are used throughout the system. As well as joinery templates our range includes design tools for complete cabinets, frame and panel constructions, cutting list generators, CNC driving capability and cutting optimisers. Our most advanced design tool is the 'Multi-Cabinet' which has a short video to explain how it works. See the full list here
|1 Choose the type of template you want to make.
We offer a wide range, from constructional joinery like mortises and dovetails to complete assemblies including cabinets and basic frame and panel
2 Answer the series of questions we ask about parameters of the template.
As in the diagrams below, we ask for parameters like the width of a mortice. Select the appropriate units (mm,cm, inches and so on) and we automatically do the conversion.
|We are adding new templates continuously.|
|In this example from the mortise template, we ask for the mortise width and length. You can select mm,cm, inches and so on for the measurements.
We provide suggestions for the values of everything.
|If using a router is appropriate to the template, we ask for the router bit and guide bush/collar diameter.
From this we can automatically work out cutting offsets and show them on the final template plan.
|3 We generate a proof of the template plan shown on paper sizes ranging from A4 to A0.|
|4 If you accept the proof we generate the final template plan for you to download.|
|Translating a mortise template plan to wood|
|Translating a dovetail template plan to wood|
|More details on viewing and printing template plans|
|The Tool Advisor - Help selecting router bits|