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    Digitizing- I don’t have a way to do that.

    I use template paper and all the usual tricks to get under ~1/32” copy of things as I have to hit that or better to make fitup invisible when finished if varnish work.
    It takes time but I can run pretty fast really.
    On deck jobs I am usually not much more than a couple of days to template everything even if lots of steps etc like on cats.
    I have a roll of clear from my pen plotter days.
    I use that to get manual transfers off the paper as needed.
    Did I say time consuming…
    On a job like this I am drawing up a 3d model so I can walk the client through what works in the space and door arrangements etc.
    For this sort of work direct takeoffs are not required.
    I just measure the space well to get plan view and all elevations.
    Say the face panels with all the cutouts.
    I am just generally matching radius corners used throughout rest of boat.
    A router would be handy as I draft those panels with all openings etc and run it off full sheets, then cut out all the door and drawer faces with clearance for edging and fit.

    This sort of job is not materially different from a normal cabinet job.
    The spaces where everything fits are just almost never clean rectangles and to keep injuries down when in a seaway lots of soft corners are used etc.

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    That shelf standard drill press spacing trick is really something. I wish I knew of that one years ago, definitely will use that trick in future.

    For hinge holes I wonder if the fastest route for a small shop to do the 35mm holes might be an aluminum pattern template and a plunge router.

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    Festool does have some sort of drilling setup using a plunge router and guide bars. Looks like it could work well. No experience with that setup, but Festool stuff is very good, and $$$.

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    I have the whole Festool setup. For cabinets you’ll need the LR32 system and one if their routers (I use the OF1400 ); for dust extraction I use the Ct26 but a cheaper shop vac might do if you can adapt it.

    The LR 32 has the cup hinge cutter as well as the 5 mm cutters for the pinholes.

    The main reasons I use Festool: quality, system integration, dust management and it holds its value.


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    Just an update- I bought and have received the CMT gear macgyver recommended and a set of the Amana tooling for it so the hinge boring is a done deal:

    Universal hinges boring system | CMT Orange Tools

    HBM-102 3-Pc Hinge Boring 57 Long x 10mm Shank Carbide Tipped Bit Set

    My big problem now is I was out of town from last Thursday and while I dragged a laptop along I didn't get a chance to do anything so the whole bid is hanging fire till I draft the work....


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