|Project by Scott Hildenbrand||posted 01-28-2010 06:43 AM||3121 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
Since I had a flub on this ZCI when I made it (tape slipped on the third one) I figured I’d use it to test my idea of using leftover laminate flooring as inserts for a ZCI, that way I can have a fresh plate any time I want just by slipping in a new insert and cutting through it.
All in all it turned out well. I’ve still got to add the back holding clip to the underside of the ZCI and also drill and tap it for leveling screws, but it’s basically done.
I used a 14 degree bevel bit in the router table to cut out the material on the ZCI itself.. Dang ZCI flew out of my hands twice while doing so before I figured out that I forgot to factor in the feed direction on a back cut.. Whoops!
Once the material was hogged out I cut the beveled blanks on the table saw out of a single 4’ long section of Pergo laminate flooring.. All in all, I have 4 four foot long blanks I can cut to size and use any time I need.
I’ll end up cutting them down to final size later on this week so they’re all sitting ready for when ever I need.
There are still some flubs in it where the router bit out the front left, but it’s more than functional, for sure.