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Forum topic by gfadvm posted 1289 days ago 650 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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gfadvm

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1289 days ago

I made arouter table of birch ply without a plate.I now need to make throat inserts.This is my first attempt at posting .Thanks for any help.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm


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Kent Shepherd

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#1 posted 1288 days ago

First of all, you can buy after market inserts, if you can find the right sizes.

If you make them, you might try a hole saw on a drill press for the outside diameter, assuming they are round.
Keep it clamped in place and go back and drill the inside hole the size you need. You could make them from wood, plastic, phenolic, etc.

Hope some of this helps
Good luck

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 1288 days ago

Kent
thanks for the comment.my throat diameter is 3 inches.I can make the inserts but havnt figuered out how to hold them in place.It gets too exciting when one lifts up,leaves,and,gets caught by the router bit.
gfadvm

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childress

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#3 posted 1288 days ago

how about trying to hot glue it in. Make it a tad thinner and the glue will level it up…. Just a thought.

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Richard

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#4 posted 1287 days ago

what about a rabbet around the outside of the 3” and small screws to hold the plate, this is how my factory made plate goes in.

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bigike

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#5 posted 1287 days ago

my guess would be a magnet, one small one if using rare earth mags. or you can put a rabbit and install threaded inserts for screws like racer2007 said. mine are friction fit they stay in cuz i made them tight and sanded them just enough to slide in and out with a little hand pressure, haven’t had a problem with them lifting.

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 1286 days ago

did small button magnets and it worked!
Thanks,I wouldnt have thought of mags.
gfadvm

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