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Forum topic by scribble posted 05-11-2014 09:27 PM 895 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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scribble

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05-11-2014 09:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router jig

I found a piece of 1-1/4” thick countertop that was half mdf and have particle board with laminate on top to use as a router table. I did the method of making a scrap surround for the router to ride on when cutting out the recesse for the plate. I had the plate firmly surrounded when I removed it but when I cut the opening it seems to have gotten about 1/16” larger then then plate and is sloppy and can move around.

I am looking for any suggestions other than finding a new piece if possible.

Thanks for any help.

This group is great with helping people like me.

P.S. I know I should have practiced on a scrap piece first.

-- If you can't read it Scribble wrote it!! “Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”


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#1 posted 05-11-2014 11:47 PM

Maybe wrap some masking tape around the edge of the plate then trim it flush with a razor. It should take up that 1/16’’ with just a couple wraps.

Jay

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#2 posted 05-12-2014 09:05 PM

I appreciate your info. I tried it last night and that worked well. I am just a little worried about taking it in and out for bit changes and height adjustments.

I was thinking of maybe getting some type of epoxy and adding wax or a mold release to the plate then install the plate and add the resin to fill the void. I haven’t figured what resin to use to accomplish this though.

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#3 posted 05-12-2014 09:32 PM

? Maybe some of the iron on edge banding, would hold up better than tape.. What router plate are you using, maybe upgrade to a slightly larger plate and recut

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#4 posted 05-12-2014 09:37 PM

I am using a Rockler unit currently. Still not supper psyched about my router as it has to be the worst thing for adjusting depth. I may just say to heck with the current router and exchange the plate for one that fits a different brand of router.

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