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Forum topic by sIKE posted 04-13-2008 04:19 AM 1257 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-13-2008 04:19 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tip tablesaw router milling

I bought the Freud 1/4” shank one, and after finding an article on which walks you though the setup was able to run all of my pieces through. I ran the all of the sides (18) though the router table setup. I then cut the fronts and backs to length on the TS. (This is where I made my mistake) I then decided to create the groves for the drawer bottoms on both the front/back/side pieces. I am using 1/4” red oak ply remnant I picked up at HD for $1. Once layout was done I then setup and ran the groves (I love the accuracy the Wixey digital fence gives me on this type of work). Now back to the router to machine the fronts and backs. Run the first piece though and as I get close and go through the grove the bit rips off the smaller bottom piece of the grove (3/8” thick). Argh! Try several different approaches no success. Luckly the bits of plywood for the drawer boxes are left overs for the bigger project (Miter Bench and Storage) and I have some more left overs. Will blog the process tomorrow and show the proper process for doing this.

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

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#1 posted 04-13-2008 06:25 AM

Looking forward to the blog.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-13-2008 12:51 PM

:Hi sIKE,

This will be an interesting blog. I have been considering getting one of these bit but have wondered how taxing it would be to set it up.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-13-2008 02:33 PM

I forget who it is but some company sends their bits with little plastic setup gauges. they just basically set up the router at the proper position to make the cut and cut it into the plastic. then you get that with the bit. the 3/4” and the 1/2”. I just wish i remembered who sold them.

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#4 posted 04-13-2008 08:31 PM

These bits will make drawer with boards from 1/2” to 1” thick. You have to make a setup block for each thickness of boards. And to compound you could use 1/2” thick sides and 23/32” thick front and backs….ah the permutations!

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

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