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Forum topic by Walt posted 02-23-2011 07:52 PM 1241 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-23-2011 07:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig question

I have recently obtained a dove tail jig and collar set. The Jig is made for a 7/16 collar and 1/2 in dove tail bit. I have all the parts but the router I have will need a different base to accommodate the brass collar. Just for information what is the best material to use. I was considering hardboard1/8 inch. Any suggestions would be appriciated

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware,

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#1 posted 02-23-2011 08:25 PM

Lexan or Plexiglas 1/4” and the hole has to be a step down to 3/32” to hold the Porter-Cable style router guide bushing. Funny that your router doesn’t have this feature alr4eady. What router are you using?
Or you can buy the Milescraft universal base with their version of the router guides. Rand

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#2 posted 02-24-2011 01:23 AM

I have 690 porter cable router and have multiple bases made for it out of 1/8” hardboard.

-- New Auburn,WI

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#3 posted 02-24-2011 01:39 AM

Thanks Scott
I thought I could use Hardboard but it is nice to know I was right. The router I have is a Ryobi and it has a very wide opening and an insert but the insert is still too big. I will start on it tomorrow

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware,

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#4 posted 02-24-2011 01:41 AM

The Router has a wide mouth and will need to have a very well constructed plate I know a source of Lexan but I have not been able to find 1/4 inch

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware,

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