1207/1257 - Design/InlayKit™

Create Hundreds of Designs & Inlays with Your Router



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Embellish or decorate workpieces by creating an endless number of inlays and patterns with the Design/InlayKit™. With TurnLock™ as an integral feature on the BasePlate, bushing exchange is tool-free, hardware-free, and takes only seconds. Use the two included router bits to create small cutouts or artistic lacework. Give deck posts and cabinet doors a distinctive look, and even build one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. Using the four provided templates, anyone can produce the patterns, cutouts and intricate lacework pieces described in step-by-step detail in the supplied Design Guide.

Design/InlayKit™ Templates

  • Easy-to-follow patterns templates allow you to create geometric, petal, heart, star, circle and bowtie shapes

7″ TurnLock™ BasePlate

  • Fits most popular routers
  • Made of clear polycarbonate for visibility of work area
  • Can be modified with a drill or file to fit nonstandard routers
  • Allows you to change your bushing size quickly with no tools needed

Guide Bushings

  • 3 TurnLock™ bushings included; 11.11mm, 17mm and 24mm
  • Bushing guides you through the templates to create great-looking signs
  • Metal nose guide bushing provides long-lasting durability

Creating Designs

  • Use the included pencil and pencil guide to precisely draw your design before you cut
  • Manual contains 25 design ideas, plus instructions on the best way to create your own designs

For more information on our universal base plate, see our compatibility chart and template.

 WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/product

  • Template Shapes

    Petal, Geometric, Heart/Star, and Bowtie

  • Bushing Sizes

    11.11mm. 17mm, 24mm

  • Router Bits

    1 x 1/4" V-Groove
    1 x 1/8" Spiral (it is recommended to only cut to a depth of 1/16” in a single pass)

  • Includes

    TurnLock™ BasePlate, 3 bushings, centering pin (1/4" and 1/2"), router bits, template base, 4 templates, pencil guide, pencil, mounting screws and user manual

  • Weight

    2.46 lbs

1207/1257 Design/Inlay Kit Manual (pdf)

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1207 Design/Inlay Kit Design Templates (pdf)

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BasePlate Mounting Key (30081 BasePlate) (pdf)

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1207 Design/Inlay Kit From Milescraft
Average Review:
4.80 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings

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  1. 5 out of 5

    I love this kit. I like that I can create my own designs also.

  2. 5 out of 5

    The 1207 Design/Inlay kit is a fun product to use. Grab your router, use your imagination, and create any number of designs and inlays, in various sizes. This kit will definitely garner approval of your project.

    Northbrook, IL.

  3. 5 out of 5

    I really love this kit. It offers the ability to use your router and make a large number of beautiful designs on your projects. I had no problem at all connecting the base to my Dewalt 611 router and found it very easy to understand the templates and instructions. I was able to create a set of pretty coasters, each with a different design. I even made up my own that weren’t in the manual! I also built a step stool and put a pretty flower design on the top. This turn-lock template system makes creating unique beautiful designs quickly and easily.

  4. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    First buy but never have I been disappointed with milescraft.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Awesome product poor mans CNC.

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Everything is there, looks impressive.

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very cool design

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)


  9. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I would have liked it better if the instructions that came with it explained how to use this better. Other then that this is a great product.

  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have tried the inlay kit put a heart of a cross I made for a pet; it was very easy and fun; can’t wait to get my cabinet doors done;

Is there a tip to assemble and disassemble the template base for the Design/Inlay Kit?

Lay the template base flat on your work surface when assembling and disassembling, gently working the two halves. By laying the template base flat, this will prevent the tabs from breaking.

How do I use the centering pin to center the base plate on my router?

The Milescraft centering pin can be used to accurately align and center the TurnLock™ Base Plate. This is not an extremely tight fit as the centering happens from the convex area of the pin. The pin is two sizes, ¼” and ½”, based on the collet sizes.

  1. Remove the existing base from the router by removing the appropriate screws.
  2. Insert appropriate end of the centering pin into router collet. (Follow your router manufacturer’s instruction for this step.)
  3. Install provided TurnLock Bushing on to the Base Plate by twisting into the TurnLock opening in the center of the Base Plate. (Example: If the 1/4″ end is inserted into your router’s collet use the 5/8″ bushing on the 1/2″ end of the centering pin.)
  4. Place the BasePlate on top of the router so that the screw mounting recesses are facing away from the router.
  5. After lowering the Base Plate so it is in contact with the centering pin, rotate the Base Plate over the router’s threaded screw holes until the correct alignment is found.
  6. Loosely fasten the Base Plate to the router by reinstalling the same screws removed in step 1 or if necessary, the screws provided.
  7. Adjust the Base Plate as needed to center the TurnLock Bushing on the centering pin. (Note: This is not an extremely tight fit as the centering happens from the convex area of the pin.)
  8. When centered, secure the Base Plate into position by tightening the appropriate screws.
  9. Remove the TurnLock Bushing from the Base Plate by twisting it out of the TurnLock mechanism.
  10. Remove the centering pin from the router collet. (Follow your router manufacturer’s instruction for this step.)

Your TurnLock Router Base Plate is now installed and centered. To use, simply twist the desired bushing into place. Follow you router manufacturers’ guidelines for proper router operation.

Do I need special screws to attach the TurnLock™ BasePlate to my Ryobi Router?

Some Ryobi routers require special screws which will be supplied upon request at no charge to you. To acquire these special screws please contact Milescraft Customer Service via email,  info@milescraft.com or phone 224-227-6930.

How do I prevent the spread of sawdust when using my router?

If your router comes with a dust deflector, we recommend installing this before routing. It may also be helpful to install a dust collection adapter on your router, should this accessory be available for your particular brand/model number.

Is my compact/palm/trim router compatible with the base plate?

Base plate compatibility chart and template.


Compatible Compact/Palm/Trim Routers:

Bosch/Colt PR20EVSPK
Bosch GFK125CE
DeWalt DCW600B
DeWalt DWE6000
DeWalt DWP611
Ridgid R2401
Ridgid R24012
Ridgid R86044B
Ridgid R860443B
Ryobi P601

Not compatible w/o plunge attachment:

Makita RT0700C (requires a plunge attachment for installation on the base plate)
Makita RT0701C (requires a plunge attachment for installation on the base plate)
Makita XTR01 (requires a plunge attachment for installation on the base plate)
Bosch/Colt PR20EVS (requires a plunge attachment for installation on the base plate)
Milwaukee 2723-20 (requires Milwaukee plunge attachment 48-10-5601, will align with slots I and E.).

Not compatible:

Porter Cable PC450
Bauer 19121E-B

Is it possible to plunge too deep with my router?

Be sure the router’s depth is set appropriately and the depth stop is being used, this will prevent damage to the router bushing.

To achieve the best results, make multiple passes in increments of 1/4″ – 5/16″ until you have reached the desired depth of cut.

Can I modify the base plate to fit my router?

In some instances, NOT ALL holes in the router’s base will match the mounting pattern. Only two diagonal holes matched to a router’s base are required (as a minimum) for proper installation and operation. You may decide to modify an existing slot or add hole(s) to better suit your router. The screws supplied may not fit your router. If you supply your own screws, DO NOT use “countersink” head styles.