LumberJocks

It's alive!

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Tom Adamski posted 2307 days ago 2037 reads 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, after a little bit of tweeking, It looks to be working… (keeping my fingers crossed). This was just to be a proof of concept (prototype), but it seems to be working well enough that I’ll use it for the rest of the production and make a better one next time. Thanks to all for your suggestions.

!(Working router trammel)!

Sincerely,

Tom

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.



19 comments so far

View GaryK's profile

GaryK

10262 posts in 2591 days


#1 posted 2307 days ago

Looks good. I would just suggest a bigger diameter bit to make things faster. Less passes.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View Ampeater's profile

Ampeater

388 posts in 2350 days


#2 posted 2307 days ago

Really nice jig. I find that designing and making jigs is sometimes more challenging and fun than making the actual project.

Good Job

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

View GaryK's profile

GaryK

10262 posts in 2591 days


#3 posted 2307 days ago

I think that that’s one of the best parts of wookworking. Figuring out how to do things.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View Tom Adamski's profile

Tom Adamski

306 posts in 2374 days


#4 posted 2307 days ago

Gary, I did have the 1.5” bit you mentioned, but the reach on it was not long enough. Figures, the oldham 3/4” that I was going to throw out is the only one that’ll reach it. It is causing some grooving, (or maybe the platform is not completely flat), I’ll smooth it out with either a scraper or sureform and then sand to finish…

Again, thanks for the comments…

Tom

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

View bayspt's profile

bayspt

292 posts in 2307 days


#5 posted 2307 days ago

Very interesting jig. What about ripping at the table saw to remove some of the waste at the edges. Then you could for sure use a bigger diameter bit.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

View bayspt's profile

bayspt

292 posts in 2307 days


#6 posted 2307 days ago

Guess we where posting at the same time.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

View Thos. Angle's profile

Thos. Angle

4435 posts in 2565 days


#7 posted 2307 days ago

Tom, that is really a neat jig and seems to work well. however, I think this might end up being the most expensive piece of molding you ever had. If you are only making one it is great but if you need a lot of these I think the cost would be prohibitive compared to a molding knife and paying someone to run them through a molder. It is some very creative wood working.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

View Sawdust2's profile

Sawdust2

1467 posts in 2691 days


#8 posted 2307 days ago

Nice jig.

Now you need to figure out how to collect the dust.

A terrific solution to the shaping problem you posted.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

View Bob #2's profile

Bob #2

3808 posts in 2625 days


#9 posted 2307 days ago

Tom, I was thinking you could mount the router stationary for each cut and send the lumber thru like a shaper.
Also wondered about taking off the big bulk at the table saw?
You are so close to a real unique production jig!

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

View Doug S.'s profile

Doug S.

295 posts in 2311 days


#10 posted 2307 days ago

Very cool jig. I saw your other post and wondered about still running a bunch of small facets on the TS then doing a similar type jig with a belt sander mounted just for the longer platen length vs a router bit. I was basically trying to think of a hand belt sander equivalent of this fretboard radius jig for stationary belt sanders http://www.grizzly.com/products/Fretboard-Radius-Attachment-Only/G0577
I think I’d still bevel as much as possible on the TS to get the rough shape just to reduce the amount of chips you have to stop and vac up but it’s working well.

-- Use the fence Luke

View ND2ELK's profile

ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2377 days


#11 posted 2307 days ago

Hi Tom,

Glad you figured out a way to get your mantle piece done. There was no dought in my mind that you would figure something out. That grizzly attachment is interesting but not if you are only going to be making a few of these. Great looking jig. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View Doug S.'s profile

Doug S.

295 posts in 2311 days


#12 posted 2307 days ago

If you can get one with a long enough shank length for your jig, you might try one of this type
http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=1&p=30171&cat=1,46168,46176&ap=1
I know CMT and Freud both have a 1-1/4” one and Amana has a 1-1/8”. On a tip from someone, I used one of that type last weekend to flatten a benchtop using a rail mounted router sled attached to the benchtop. The radius on the bit reduces the effective cutting width which means more passes are needed but it reduces the ridges between passes leaving a smoother surface with less cleanup. I was in a hurry to get one so had to settle on the smaller Amana. Couldn’t find the others locally at the time.

-- Use the fence Luke

View joey's profile

joey

396 posts in 2507 days


#13 posted 2306 days ago

Neat jig. Can you cut off the excess on the table saw, then fix the router in a set position and then push the piece though length wise move it and repeat, then clean it up with a cabinet scraper. not sure if that would be any faster but it seems like it would. on the other hand I can see where you can add some really neat details to a piece of molding with the right bit and some imagination.

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/

View Woodshopfreak's profile

Woodshopfreak

389 posts in 2345 days


#14 posted 2304 days ago

greta Idea

-- Tyler, Illinois

View Chris 's profile

Chris

1867 posts in 2594 days


#15 posted 2303 days ago

Excellent Idea! I love problem solving; especially when I can do it for little or know extra cost.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

showing 1 through 15 of 19 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase