|Project by DeLayne Peck||posted 09-29-2012 08:27 PM||2755 views||13 times favorited||14 comments|
LumberJocks, the Internet, magazines and books offer a treasure trove of woodworking tip and tricks. Many are useful, some are absolutely GOLDEN and merit repeating. I used one on a recent project.
After hours of searching on the Net, I couldn’t find an after-market sub-base to equip my compact DeWalt 611 to do light template and dado work. Forget why. Annoyed, I headed for the shop, golden shop tip in mind.
The tip? Any time you need a small template, photocopy the item. I removed the stock base, took the router to our printer/photocopier/sandwich-maker and made an instant template. The rest of the project was easy lay-out, marking with a punch, and drilling with a medley of Forster bits.
Tips about the tip? Make sure your copier is set at 100%, no more or less. Rub dark areas that don’t copy well with chalk. To avoid slipping, double-back tape your template or reinforce pinned areas with masking tape. Power strips? Tape up your template up, put screws right through it, and tear it off.
Useful in a lot of situations, huge timesaver, and on-the-money results.
Credits: Not me, wasn’t there, didn’t do it. I would stand in a long line to thank the person who thought of this.
-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.