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Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 04-26-2014 08:53 PM 1840 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tired of shelling out for a new switch each time one of these flimsy paddles cracks or breaks or pops out each time I accidentally pump into it.
So, 4 layers of hardboard and little time to spare and now I have a unbreakable safety paddle with extended size for EZ reach.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.





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Grumpy

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#1 posted 04-26-2014 10:39 PM

Well done & a great safety jig.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 04-26-2014 11:39 PM

What species of “hardwood” did you use ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Nindwood

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#3 posted 04-27-2014 12:10 AM

Very nice man. Now I want mine to break so I can do that. I like it. Cheers.
@Dusty56 that is tempered hardboard. Not hardwood.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab. http://www.trimandcraft.ca/

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 04-27-2014 12:28 AM

Yeah, I know….I was teasing Router as that is what he had typed originally. He has edited it since then. : )
Nice project, Router !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Routerisstillmyname

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#5 posted 04-27-2014 12:36 AM

The species of “hardboard ” That I use is home depot type. what you talking about edit schmedit :-)

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#6 posted 04-27-2014 12:38 PM

great idea, simple and effective

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#7 posted 04-27-2014 01:45 PM

Great idea, nicely executed.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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jeff robinson

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#8 posted 04-27-2014 04:03 PM

I did the same thing with mine. I have 3 of them router table, table saw, and v-drum sander. I made mine out of some scrap maple used the broken paddle for template just added to the outside measurements .

-- jeff robinson, panama city, fl

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Routerisstillmyname

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#9 posted 04-27-2014 04:35 PM

Indeed sooner or later, it will become a necessity. I will be making a second one with some design changes. I will stay with “hardboard ” species.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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August McCormick Lehman III

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#10 posted 05-07-2014 10:07 PM

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