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Blog entry by sIKE posted 02-01-2009 04:27 AM 1106 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have some 10” wide cherry that I need to make four square and do not want to rip down to six inches so I finally built GaryKs jig to do this for me. However I was trying to re-utilize some casters that I had laying around and they didn’t work :( seems that they need to be fixed for this to work well. So this is it sans the casters which are on order from Surplus Center.


I am hope to draw this up in SketchUp when everything is said and done.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"



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#1 posted 02-01-2009 05:52 AM

Nice job…. Have a had a chance to try it out yet?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 02-01-2009 07:32 PM

Chris,
I am waiting on the casters

Dave,
MN would be a bit of a drive there fella….though next time I am in Minneapolis I will look you up :) for that beer…

bentlyj,
I am going to place it on my workbench to help keep it flat. I was trying to keep it light, but if I have to, I will come back and add another 1/2” sheet to make it more rigid.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#3 posted 02-01-2009 08:43 PM

I think that would work. You would have to add guides to sandwich the runners on the router sled, as the goal of the casters is to run in a straight line while you plow the groove. The guides would take the place of the casters, you might want to laminate or UHMW these guides to make them slick also.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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sIKE

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#4 posted 02-02-2009 03:43 AM

Nice drawing. Why the elevated shelf? The carriage looks great.

As an FYI on the carriage I came in from each edge one inch The grove is 5/16” and should end about 3/4” from each end of the carriage. I wasn’t sure and my groove is not the prettiest as a result.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#5 posted 02-03-2009 03:50 PM

In Garys post he refrances useing a 1.5” bottom router cuter. Can you suggest a source for a bit of this size?

Also what HP Router would you suggest using so I dont burn up an under sized router?

Thanks, Dino

-- Luthier, Cad Draftsman, Bass Guitar Builder/Player.

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#6 posted 02-03-2009 03:53 PM

sIke:
Nice sketchup drawing.

Thanks, Dino

-- Luthier, Cad Draftsman, Bass Guitar Builder/Player.

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#7 posted 02-03-2009 04:46 PM

The bowl/bottoming bit is on sale for $11.99 at Woodcraft right now. I went in to my local Woodcraft to pick one up and the guy behind the counter thought that I was joking when I told him the price. He looked it up online and just shook his head at the price and asked me how many I wanted. They honored the online price. I took all 3 of them that they had. They will not be carrying this bit any longer. It is available online. I think it is normally $39.99 to $44.99.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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sIKE

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#8 posted 02-03-2009 09:39 PM

DBC,

The Sketchup drawing you see in this thread is not mine. That drawing is a variant proposed by Bentlyj to not utilize casters which mine does. My casters are on order and my jig is not up and running. Once I get everything together and it works I am going to draw up a Sketchup model of my jig and post it in the Sketchup Warehouse. I will post here and PM you when that is done.

I am bought the same bit that DaveR did from Magnate. I am planning to use my Jepson 2 1/4 HP router at this point in time but will update here once again after I use it for the first time.

You can also take a look at the inspiration for this jig which was so graciously posted by GaryK

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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sIKE

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#9 posted 02-03-2009 09:56 PM

Bentlyj

I have been thinking about your carriage, it is good that you have the two different layers, that should keep it from key holing when you slide your jig down the runners.

My other thought was about how square your runners will need to be. It took me an hour to mount my runners as I wanted them both straight down the bottom and parallel to each other as possible. I took my time and made sure that this happened. You will also need to make sure that your runners are square to the bottom also.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#10 posted 02-03-2009 10:36 PM

I don’t think that you will need to add those. The separation of the bottom and middle shelf by several inches should work great in keeping everything form key holing. Just as long as you glue and screw the dado and rabbet with the sides square of course you should be fine.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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