Ideas on enlarging driver opening?

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  1. Geoff L

    Geoff L Screenwriter

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    Changing drivers and opening is allready 11 and 1/8 inch. Need to trim another 1/16 inch for an opening 11 and 1/4. Any ideas how I might do this to get a clean even cut? A jig saw would work but good control trimming this tiny amount is tricky! I prefer a nice clean tight fit. [​IMG]
     
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    Using a router and a 1/16” rabbeting bit, cut a rabbet half the thickness of the driver plate. Then flip the driver plate over and use a flush-trim bit to hog out the rest of the wood on the other half by riding the flush-trim bit’s bearing against the rabbet. If you don’t have access to the both sides of the driver plate, then you’ll need to find a flush-trim bit with the bearing on top of the cutter (toward the shaft) rather than on the bottom
     
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    Use a dremel. 1/16" isn't that much, jsut take a light coat off the inside.
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    Thanks for the ideas guys.
    Job is finished. Went with the router on the top half and used a rat tail file to finish the bottem, worked great...
     

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