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Howie

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788 days ago

Any comments on these? Especially the MLCS package?

-- Life is good.


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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 788 days ago

I first used the CMT router bit and template then expanded from there. I have other bowl type router bits but have found that the CMT I like best. I really like the ability to be creative with these.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 788 days ago

I bought the initial kit but now make my own out of MDF

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 788 days ago


“Any comments on these? Especially the MLCS package?”

What are These? What is the MLCS package?

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Howie

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#4 posted 788 days ago

@Joe, they have a package with 5 templates, router bit,router extention and the sanding diskd for 125 bucks.(save 10 dollars) Or it can all be bought separate.

-- Life is good.

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Gene Howe

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#5 posted 788 days ago

I bought it. Made several chip ‘n’ dip trays.
Like Larry, I make my own templates now.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 788 days ago


Is this what you're talking about?


I see everything except a sanding disk.
... and the price is different…

I have never tried this stuff… BUT, I can say MLCS is a very good company.

I have been very happy with all of the router bits I have purchased from them (and I have quite a few from them)... and other stuff.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Howie

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#7 posted 787 days ago

Joe look to the right of the ad, it has all listed for 124.95. (bit,templates and sanding disk)
I’ve been using MLCS for years and never had any problems other than a router bit that broke and they promply replaced it no questions asked.

-- Life is good.

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 787 days ago

OH, OK… I Finally SEE what you’re talking about…

If you want to try it, it looks like you could save $10 by getting the Tray, Template, Sanding combo…

The only ‘touchy’ thing I can see is the bit extender… does it really work SAFELY?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Howie

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#9 posted 787 days ago

In answer to your question about the bit extender,I don’t know. I’ve never used one but I can’t imagine it being a problem if used properly.

-- Life is good.

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Kindlingmaker

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#10 posted 787 days ago

Joe, The 1/2” dia. extention is rock solid in my view. I have made many items using it and it is a must have for deeper bowl work. ...and I too make my own templetes out of MDF now.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 787 days ago

I’ve seen a lot of templates for sale…

It blows my mind to see how much they (general retailers) want for simple Templates…
... like a set of Dutchman for $30-$50!!

Like how of a problem would it be to easily MAKE them?! (OUT of SCRAPS!)

I think, for those bowls, a lot of the fun of the project would be making the Templates to do it!

But, if someone isn’t up to making them, there is a price to pay… :(

I think it was WoodSmith, a few months/years ago, had a project on their show making a large bowl (simple bowl), like an oval race track, where they made the template as part of the project. They used a bit extension device also to get more depth. Looked like a nice, simple, intriguing project to do…

Forgot about those templates… they do work together though… a little more than just Simple… but, with a little design work, etc., it wouldn’t be too bad…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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BilltheDiver

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#12 posted 787 days ago

I have three different bowl bits and the extender. The extender works great when needed. I found it a bit tough to change the bit in the extender so I dedicated one to it. I also have a smaller diameter bit. When you make your own templates remember not to make any curves with a tighter radius than your smallest diameter bit.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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