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Bogdanovich

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11-01-2010 03:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig tip question

Hi,
First, I want to apologize for my broken English, I hope that you will understand my question.
I made some toy wheels. I try to shape edges whit router and after 10 wheel’s I rounded edge of my finger. Is there some jig or technique for that? Piece of the finger every 10 wheel is just too much.

Thank you all in advance.

-- My English and my woodworking are matching skills.


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richgreer

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#1 posted 11-01-2010 04:18 PM

I don’t know if this is helpful, but if I need small wheels, I turn them on a lathe.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 11-01-2010 04:37 PM

If you screw the wheel onto the bench you can then rout safely.
Safest is turning as Rich suggests if you have a lathe.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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miserybob

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#3 posted 11-01-2010 04:47 PM

Cut a circle of plywood the exact size of your wheel. Attach a handle to the top. Attach wheel to plywood. Rout in safety!

You can either tape the wheel with double-sided tape, or (if it won’t show in the finished piece) put two dowels on the bottom of your jig that fit into two holes partially drilled in your wheel.

Make sense?

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Gregn

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#4 posted 11-01-2010 06:13 PM

Just how small are the wheels? I would hesitate routing anything smaller than an 1 1/2” and for those a use a jig with a notch for the router bit and a V shape to hold the wheel and keep my fingers away from the router bit. Like Rich said your best option would be on the lathe.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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Bogdanovich

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#5 posted 11-01-2010 09:29 PM

Thank you all for advices and kind words.
Wheels are 40mm wide and 25mm thick (approx. 1 1/2” x 1”). Any bigger and toys will be just ugly.

-- My English and my woodworking are matching skills.

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Jim Finn

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#6 posted 11-01-2010 10:22 PM


This is what I use, The thickness if the bottom block and dowel equil the thickness of the wheel. Hold near router and just rotate wheel into the router using one thumb of the hand holding the jig.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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Jim Finn

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#7 posted 11-02-2010 12:51 AM

Shown with a 1 1/2” wheel

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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wiswood2

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#8 posted 11-02-2010 01:02 AM

I go to www.craftprats.com Good pricxes and and a lot safer and every size you could ever want
Chuck

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Gregn

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#9 posted 11-02-2010 02:36 AM

Couldn’t find the article hope this crude drawing helps.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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Bogdanovich

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#10 posted 11-02-2010 12:14 PM

I want to thank you all.

My problem is solved. Now even my wife can route the wheels. From most dangerous task in my shop to easy task in 1 day.

Thanks peaple.

My fingers are grateful too.

Dragan Bogdanovich

-- My English and my woodworking are matching skills.

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rance

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#11 posted 11-02-2010 12:31 PM

Jim, Greg, nice solutions.
Dragan, fingers are supposed to be rounded, I don’t see the problem. LOL. Keep it safe.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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