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This is a follow-up to yesterday’s project showing the making of my first free-hand routed sign. Click here
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#1 posted 08-21-2012 01:39 PM
G’day, Harry,Wow, that sure changed the look of that sign. Heat can be awful on wood. That bridge you have for routing the signs is a neat tool to have!! Good going, my friend!!....................Jim
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#2 posted 08-21-2012 02:04 PM
That’s what happens when NOT UV protected…
Sorry to see that happen…
You can refinish it… Just remember UV Protection…
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#3 posted 08-21-2012 02:21 PM
The ski mounted router Jim, a photo-shoot of which I posted a while ago is a very useful tool, not one which will be used every day, however, there are many jobs that would be difficult if not impossible by other means.
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#4 posted 08-21-2012 03:01 PM
I could have used something like that too! Is that a commercial device or homemade? The ‘skis’ themselves look like a homemade deal, but then the base in which the tubes go through, looks commercial~~If it is a commercial product, can you post where you got it from?
The sign looks real good!
-- Ride hard or go home~
#5 posted 08-21-2012 05:00 PM
The skis are Shop made…I made mine a few years ago...
Harry has made several… He is the Father of the Router Skis (IMHO – I think)
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#6 posted 08-21-2012 06:48 PM
Your Aussie sun has been hard on your sign ! I doubt any fiinsh will be able to stand it for a long time. I’d use something like a semi-transparent stain that does not flake and peel and can be recoated more easily.
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#7 posted 08-21-2012 09:06 PM
That is pretty smooth. I will have to make one when I can…..I will have to make a router motor holder, like I saw in one of Harry’s other posts after I posted this~~~Or have to find a way to attach it to the Bosch base. It is a really good idea…..I think it is worthy of a patent~~
Thanks for the info folks!
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#8 posted 08-21-2012 10:50 PM
Time gets us all Harry.
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python
#9 posted 08-21-2012 11:03 PM
I think just about ALL routers have a place for those rods to go through their bases… LOL
#10 posted 08-23-2012 07:40 AM
I bought a can of marine varnish for the sign but a friend who normally gets good ideas assured me that he had something far better and returned with a two part fibreglass resin which he promptly proceeded to apply, and it is his hairy arm that is seen in the shot of it being applied. After refurbishment I applied two coats of the marine varnish which states that is contains a UV absorber.
The last two shots are mock-ups showing possibilities for ski mounting a router that either has no or small diameter holes so that 12mm or 1/2” rods can be used without the problem of sag.I must make it clear that I am NOT the inventor of the skis, they’ve been around for many years, it may have been Trend who had and still have a comparatively complex and expensive ski system, and whilst I also don’t take credit for introducing them to routerforums.com, I DO take the credit for actively promoting them on that forum with the result that many members have made them, not only like mine, but many variations, even our own Joe Lyddon has made and used a version.
#11 posted 08-23-2012 08:49 PM
I think you have THE solution to the problem with that Marine Clear Coat w/ UV protection!
Let’s hope so!
Now, we will have to wait another three years to see if it does or not… I hope we can make that much longer! LOL
Don’t forget to show us the Refurbished sign! LOL
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