|Project by ratchet||posted 07-05-2011 02:06 PM||5952 views||44 times favorited||9 comments|
My older style one http://lumberjocks.com/projects/21571 had the wingnut on the side and required constantly flipping to get a flat side against the fence and TS table. This style negates that.
The top one has a Sapele body with Pecan index end block, The bottom one has a Pecan body and Sapele index end block. Why did I make two you might ask? Well, I wasn’t satisfied with the ragged slot in the Sapele body. I drilled 2 holes then used the scroll saw to connect the holes. Not a clean way to do in this case. The tool works fine, but I needed to confirm to myself that this is not level of skill I am capable of (plus I thought a Pecan bodied one would be cool looking).
For the second try I used a 1/4 straight bit on the router table. End blocks were setup to limit travel and featherboard were used to hold the body to the router table fence. A much better slot im my opinion.
All Stainless harware used. None purchased as I had all on hand. Threaded inserts installed in the ends to permit a fine SS bolt to compensate for blade thickness.
Had to file down/sand the top for the screw turn to get it below the level of the ends, but thats ok with me.
The last pic shows the obligatory tight kerf’s possible w/o a single measurement or test. Tootsie included for size reference.
Please let me know what you think.