|Forum topic by MT_Stringer||posted 06-08-2014 11:16 PM||786 views||0 times favorited||0 replies|
06-08-2014 11:16 PM
Just another lazy Sunday afternoon in the South. :-)
I had a couple of pieces of 1/2 inch plywood laminated with Formica that I needed to trim. So, after looking at my mobile workstation, I decided to make a raised platform for it. I needed it to be raised so the 1 inch flush trim bit would clear the worktable.
Not much engineering on this project and it only took a few minutes to make it. I could have drilled the holes to line up with the holes in the table but I decided to take the lazy way out and use the slots.
I drilled four holes in a scrap piece of 3/4 inch mdf by first boring part way through with a forstner bit slightly larger than my flat washers. Then I drilled the remainder with a 5/16 inch bit.
I used some toilet bowl bolts with a flat washer under each one.
I have a box full of all sorts of jig parts, so it was easy to come up with four 1/4 inch knobs and the bolts/washers.
Everything work out great – no runaways with the router either!
These two plates will replace my routers on my adjustable height worktable. First thing tomorrow, I will run them through the planer until they are the same thickness as the router plates. Note: I have a sled for my planer. I think I will use it and run both pieces back to back since they are not very large.
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas