|Project by luv2learn||posted 05-07-2012 01:44 AM||4983 views||14 times favorited||15 comments|
How many projects have you done that required embedding a bolt head or nut into the wood. One solution of course is the use of t-nuts. Another, is drilling a round hole big enough to accommodate the nut or bolt then epoxying it in. Or, using a chisel to fit the the nut or bolt head into the hole.
Using my 3D pantograph a 1/4” hardboard pattern, a 1/8” upward spiral bit, and a 1/4” follower to trace the inside of the pattern I came up with yet another solution to this problem. I saw Matthais Wandel of woodgears do this but he used his pantorouter. Since I have built both the pantorouter and the 3D pantograph I have doubled my options and I can use the same template :).
OK, I can see the wheels turning and smell the smoke of Lumberjocks thinking about other applications of this neat little machine.
Oh, did I mention that I love building and using unique tools and jigs? They are a hoot!!
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green