|Forum topic by Betsy||posted 01-28-2013 06:32 PM||772 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-28-2013 06:32 PM
Okay – this is a little bit of a rant caused by frustration. I’ve been out of the shop a long time and am working on small projects to get myself back in the swing of things. I want to make some of these trivets http://lumberjocks.com/projects/78314 which Nelson has done such a nice job on. I’ve made the jig which was quite easy however, I am having issues getting a trammel made for the plunge router.
Now I know I’ve done this before but it seems that I can’t get the screw holes to line up after I’ve drilled them. I’ve used the router plate to mark and drill the holes but whenever I go to put in the screws it seems as though my holes have moved!
Does anyone have a bit of wisdom about what I am missing in this process? It seems so simple but obviously I’m not doing something right.
Here is the rant part—- why don’t they make routers with holes through the top to attach to a trammel – seems like such a simplier solution than trying to attach something from the bottom.
Thanks in advance.
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