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Tools, Toys, and Accessories #1: Blog Post #3: MilesCraft TurnLock BasePlate/Bushing Set

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Blog entry by HerbC posted 1490 days ago 3942 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I started a new project this afternoon. We have three Maltese dogs and the smallest frequently hides behind one of our couches. My wife asked could I make something to block the young dog’s access to that area and I’ve designed a bracket that will do the trick. Part of the design requires creation of a 2”x2” square recess 3/8” deep in 1/2” plywood. I decided that rather than going freehand with the router that I’d use a template and a guide bushing to cut the recess.

Of course I didn’t have a guide bushing for my old Craftsman router (remember guys, if the wife wants you to make something and you have to buy a tool to do the job she can’t complain too much about the purchase, especially if you’re making something she can’t buy…) So off I trudged, seeking a bushing set. Sears had a beautiful set for $30, Home Depot had an even nicer set for $40. Both were a bit more than I felt I could justify spending on this project. So I went to Lowe’s and they had a Milescraft set for $19.99. With the military discount they cost me $18.00. There was one box of old stock that had a baseplate and eight bushing and then in different packaging there was a newer set that had the baseplate and four bushings. They both had the same SKU and cost the same. Guess which one I bought?

I’ll be trying them out tomorrow and will report back with a review.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090



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i have a set that i got with my sign crafter kit with brass bushings i like the brass ones better

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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