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Making a 3/4" bushing for my router....Way outside the box!

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Blog entry by woodshaver Tony C posted 05-31-2017 03:35 AM 3663 reads 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been waiting and waiting for a guide bushing set that has a bushing to fit a 3/4” bit through it. It’s been 14 days now and it still hasn’t showed up yet. The other day I was straining my brain a bit while watching TV .. well the TV was on but I wasn’t paying much attention to it. Because I was thinking about how I could make a bushing for my router to fit a 3/4” bit. I came up with this idea. I only took a few photos of what I did so you’ll have to fill in the gaps!

. This guide bushing was made with a Male 3/4” PVC cap.

View on YouTube
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This one is made with ABS and PVC nuts.

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The white fittings (nuts) are made with PVC.


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I’m making two game boards called Aggravation. The Bushing will fit this template to make the dimples for the marbles. I also had to make a plunge drill Jig to drill the holes straight

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-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!



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papadan

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#1 posted 05-31-2017 03:41 AM

I’ve got a Woodcraft full set that I have been trying to sell and nobody is biting. Glad you got yours worked out.

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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steliart

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#2 posted 05-31-2017 03:42 AM

Next time I’ll need bushings I’m calling you out :) hahaha
That’s what I love seen people thinking out of the box and on the fly… Excellent thinking and execution buddy !!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 05-31-2017 03:43 AM

Thanks Papadan, I have a brass set from Harbor Fright and it didn’t come with one large enough for a 3/4” bit.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 05-31-2017 03:46 AM



Next time I ll need bushings I m calling you out :) hahaha
That s what I love seen people thinking out of the box and on the fly… Excellent thinking and execution buddy !!!!

- steliart


Thanks Stelios, Sometimes I get an idea and it’s like I can’t wait to see if I can make it work! Now watch the one I ordered show up tomorrow! LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 05-31-2017 03:48 AM

very ingenious Tony great job.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 05-31-2017 03:59 AM



very ingenious Tony great job.

- a1Jim


Thanks Jim! The white PVC ID threaded part I cut to use for the nuts fit snugly to the router base without needing any work. Makes me want a lathe! LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 05-31-2017 04:49 AM

Very VERY GOOD, Tony!

Awesome thinking! YES, ”Out of the Box” thinking for sure!

That is SO COOL…

Great Design… Great execution!!

Thank you very much!

-- 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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woodshaver Tony C

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#8 posted 05-31-2017 05:03 AM


Very VERY GOOD, Tony!

Awesome thinking! YES, ”Out of the Box” thinking for sure!

That is SO COOL…

Great Design… Great execution!!

Thank you very much!

- Joe Lyddon


Thanks Joe! I guess where there’s a will there’s a way! But you better make sure you have a thinking Cap! LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 05-31-2017 05:49 AM

Great result Tony.
You are a true legend.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 05-31-2017 10:52 AM

Good job, Tony!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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woodshaver Tony C

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#11 posted 05-31-2017 12:42 PM

Thanks Bob and Jim
I guess you could call me a Hacker! But please don’t call me a plumber! LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 05-31-2017 01:13 PM

I see the heat out there is keeping you thinking. I gonna have to come out there soon so more of that can rub off on me. I know the feeling when you order something that you really need fast and it take the longest to get there.
Why didn’t you use the drill press to drill the holes?
If you get that lathe you could make those a lot easier. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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tyvekboy

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#13 posted 05-31-2017 01:44 PM

Great work around.

One question … you didn’t say or show how you secured the guide bushing to the router base plate … or did you just use a press fit? I’m guessing you used some plastic PVC threads to secure it.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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kiefer

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#14 posted 05-31-2017 01:50 PM

That’s the way to get it done in a pinch .
ABS and PVC are much easier to work with then metal for us woodworkers .
Good thinking Tony !

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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kiefer

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#15 posted 05-31-2017 01:51 PM

Alex
Third picture from the bottom.

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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