|Forum topic by C_PLUS_Woodworker||posted 02-21-2015 09:14 PM||708 views||1 time favorited||2 replies|
02-21-2015 09:14 PM
A Plastic Fabricator in SLC has indicated they would have no problem fabricating duplicate templates for a MortisePal.
I have used these guys in the past with excellent results. They are not a small shop and have all the goodies to do just about anything with any type of plastic. Extruders, small parts, full-sheet stuff, domed parts, etc.
They have done a large-part———large run for me, but the last time I used them was for new red-line indicators on my Unisaw measuring scale and they were very helpful in making me just a few….. I only wanted 3 and they brought out 20. The price was ridiculously low….. a couple of bucks for a small run. Could not believe it. Went to a Pizza Hut a block down and sent them 5 pizza’s. I was so grateful and surprised. And, they did them while I waited. Unbelievable. (And yes, I know that part is available on-line, but NOBODY had them. This was during Delta’s move to that new warehouse that screwed everyone up for so long).
I just need a couple of one inch and half inch templates for ¼ bits size.
I am going to have just a few made for each size I need. Kinda a trial run to make certain times have not changed and I don’t get charged too much for each. Talked a little about price with them, and it did not seem scary. No hard numbers since they did not know the exact nature of the job.
Trust me, I need these, but am not going to be paying $50 for each one. Actually, not sure what my price break is right now.
If anyone wants to piggy-back onto my order and have a few 1” and ½” x ¼” made then just PM me how many you want and I’ll add them to my order. I doubt a few more items will change the pricing-per-each very much, but it will be what it will be.
Or, if you want to just keep “watching” this Forum, I will have had a talk with the owners discussing additional LJ.s wanting templates, and kinda firm up the price and process. Then I will just post the info and their website link and you can send them a sample of what you want via USPS and take care of it yourself.
That second method might be the best option, but I thought if someone had a ruined 1’ or ½ inch like mine then it would be kinda hard to send a sample……so you could solve that by going along with my order.
For those of you using the 3/8” or 1/2” templates, if you can get the correct measurements and send them a sample of the blank, like I am doing, there should be no problem getting those made as well. We’ll see.
So……….. that’s the story boys and girls…………hope that helps.
OH……..... VERY IMPORTANT TO ME
My 1” is just nicked….do not really need to be replacing it as it works fine
But my ½” got trashed. (1/4” bit)
Would someone please measure the LENGTH of the ½” oval (which obviously is not 1/2 “). The width (or height) of each oval is obviously the same…. and I have plenty of those.)
I REALLY NEED THAT MEASUREMENT !!!
It needs to be a MortisePal version 3 template measurement. (I dunno, maybe the hole size stayed the same thru all three versions).
I am going up to SLC next week, (3 hour drive) so plenty of time to get back to me.
BTW, if anyone wants to sell a ver. 3 MortisePal, (upgrading to a Domino or ???).........I WILL BUY IT RIGHT NOW.