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idiotstick

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12-02-2011 11:15 PM

Does anyone here in uk know where I can buy T-Track??
Many thanks.
Pete.


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DSH

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#1 posted 12-03-2011 12:59 AM

Rockler and Woodcraft both carry it on-line and in their retail stores.

-- Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 12-03-2011 02:59 AM

At 80/20 Inc.

1050 is a thin .50” x 1.0” T-slotted aluminum profile made from 6105-T5 aluminum. This profile has one open T-slot and is compatible with all 10 Series fasteners and accessories.

Part No. Finish lbs. / Ft. Stock Length Moment of Inertia Area
1050 Clear Anodized .3679 145 In. IX= .0074”4
IY= .0323”4 .3161”2

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#3 posted 12-03-2011 07:12 AM

Peachtree and Incra as well.

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#4 posted 12-03-2011 12:44 PM

Axminster have a couple of sections. I have their cheap blue series. They also sell Kreg T-Track.
Rutlands sell another section.

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#5 posted 12-03-2011 11:39 PM

Maybe this is not the response you wanted but I will share this experience with you.

I thought I wanted a T-track for a music stand I was building. Then, someone on this board suggested I cut the t-track myself directly into the wood with a router.

I tried that and I am very happy with the results

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/53374

Be advised that you need to initially make one or more passes with just a straight bit. Then use the special “winged” bit to cut the t-track. There is too much material to clear out if you just use the special t-track bit.

This approach would not work in every application, but it worked great for my music stand. You will see that I have both a straight t-track to set the height and a curved one to set the angle of the music stand top.

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

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wingate_52

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#6 posted 12-04-2011 02:28 PM

I have routed “T-Track” from within the wood. I got my bit from MCLS. I have also made it, by cutting 2 grooves of different widths. Inlaying a strip of birch ply, and then running a groove through the ply.

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#7 posted 12-04-2011 05:26 PM

Orange Aluminum. Best price on the net for the 1/4” size. Like a 4’ section for $7.12.
Good quality, easy to deal with. Standard problem of shipping costing as much as the item if you only want one. If you need several sections, it’s great.

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#8 posted 12-04-2011 07:27 PM

Mine is also on a router fence.

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#9 posted 12-04-2011 08:37 PM

Thank you all for your help, I am going to try the “Cut your own route” first.
Pete.

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