Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:21pm

Thanks, Kit, for your reply. I spent a couple days strategizing, and thought that using a Dremel would work. A regular router base was too wide, and the rotary tool that I have has a router base attachment that is plenty small enough to work in the area I need to work it in. In talking to a furniture refinisher, he said he would need to completely disassemble the chair to cut the groove for me for around $200.00. I do think that a Dremel would work here. Yours is very good advice about cutting the groove in small increments. That would minimize the tool overheating. Thank you.

  • Dremel Kit, Tue Feb 21 1:30pm
    I just used a Dremel successfully to route a new groove. The trick is to take really shallow cuts, at least untill you have the groove well established, and then advance the bit depth about... more
    • Dremel DKR.SeatCaning, Tue Feb 21 2:21pm
      • routing a chair seat JIm Widess, Wed Feb 22 11:20am
        So Kit, what Dremel bur would you use to cut the groove? jim@caning.com
        • Re: routing a chair seat Kit, Sat Feb 25 12:30pm
          Hi Jim, This is what I ordered from Amazon as what was in the Dremel kit didn't work. I used the largest bit. It worked for me as it was a narrow groove that I needed on a back.... more
          • routing a chair seat JIm Widess, Sun Feb 26 3:41pm
            Thanks Kit. I appreciate the additional feedback - I was wondering if that Dremel bur would work. jim@caning.com
        • routing a chair seat DKR.SeatCaning, Thu Feb 23 7:56am
          Jim, although I have not received this yet, I ordered this bit to cut the groove in the chair. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004UDIN/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Yesterday, I was... more
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