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  0 Thread: inexpensive drill press table material ?
Post: RE: inexpensive drill press table material ?

Aluminum, (MIC-6). Created flat, stays flat and tap-able for accessories.
Routerman Woodworking 15 8,899 02-18-2017, 10:47 PM
  0 Thread: Best tool to cut plexiglass
Post: RE: Best tool to cut plexiglass

If the stock is to be shaped/sized after the rough cut, I'd band saw it. Then screw or clamp it to the the sizer/template and rout it with a new carbide cutter.
Routerman Woodworking Power Tools 24 11,038 01-29-2017, 09:39 PM
  0 Thread: aluminum adjustable router template
Post: RE: aluminum adjustable router template

Might be that a precise & flat base plate will facilitate routing the pockets (given, they're rectangles). A round plate's diameter is rarely centered on the cutter. But a rectangular plate, along...
Routerman Woodworking Power Tools 12 6,921 01-22-2017, 07:05 PM
  0 Thread: DeWalt 621 Plunge Router - Still Golden?
Post: RE: DeWalt 621 Plunge Router - Still Golden?

They've compromised some, (621). The plunge spring K is way over what it should be. And the plunge glide is less than what it used to be. And, of course it's config. is ridiculous. No casting in the...
Routerman Woodworking Power Tools 6 4,513 01-14-2017, 10:22 PM
  0 Thread: Router setup for rabbit question
Post: RE: Router setup for rabbit question

I'd use a short 7/8 CD cutter. Set fence for 3/4". And I'd climb cut. (Practice on scrap).
Routerman Woodworking Power Tools 18 9,572 01-09-2017, 07:03 PM
  0 Thread: Drilling screw holes for a JB101 hinge
Post: RE: Drilling screw holes for a JB101 hinge

Good hinges state their specs. If they don't, measure them. From those numbers, set up to drill on those centers. Don't use the hinge for a drill templet; they're useless. You're guessing if you do.
Routerman Woodworking 12 5,252 01-02-2017, 08:04 PM
  0 Thread: Drilling screw holes for a JB101 hinge
Post: RE: Drilling screw holes for a JB101 hinge

Best to study on scrap. And not use the hinge as a templet. Drill on the centers indicated for the hinge with a new brad point. Then drive the screws home. If it twists their centers may be off! Test ...
Routerman Woodworking 12 5,252 01-01-2017, 08:53 PM
  0 Thread: A good set of cobalt twist drills??
Post: RE: A good set of cobalt twist drills??

Cleveland.
Routerman Woodworking Power Tools 18 10,687 12-28-2016, 08:23 PM
  0 Thread: Groove routing question
Post: RE: Groove routing question

You're right, I'm wrong.
Routerman Woodworking 10 5,679 12-11-2016, 10:23 PM
  0 Thread: Groove routing question
Post: RE: Groove routing question

Moving the fence back means taking new wood from the left of the existing slot, a climb cut. You have to move the fence out (west) for a safe anti-climb cut/
Routerman Woodworking 10 5,679 12-11-2016, 08:41 PM
  0 Thread: Router bits with Inserts
Post: RE: Router bits with Inserts

Big advantage: Cutter life. A superior grade of carbide is used with insert tooling. Does not have to stand the rigors of brazing etc.
Routerman Woodworking Power Tools 10 5,379 11-29-2016, 10:24 PM
  0 Thread: Drilling really large holes - how?
Post: RE: Drilling really large holes - how?

Seems like an impossibility. But where in the hell do you get 12" stock? Maybe 6 2" pieces? That could be done. And then pin register and glue or screw the stack.
Routerman Woodworking 32 18,147 11-19-2016, 09:50 PM
  0 Thread: Self-drilling fine thread screws for hardwood
Post: RE: Self-drilling fine thread screws for hardwood

Why not just tap the thing? The pull strength of a no. 10-24 machine screw, 1" into side grain of dry maple, is >500 pounds.
Routerman Woodworking 11 6,941 11-16-2016, 10:00 AM
  0 Thread: preferred substrate for thinner pieces
Post: RE: preferred substrate for thinner pieces

As strange as these may seem; they have application for thin boxes!
Routerman Woodworking 3 2,156 11-10-2016, 07:01 PM
  0 Thread: Router to machine aluminum?
Post: RE: Router to machine aluminum?

Not a problem to rout aluminum. Not necessarily cutter dependent. Nor does it require a lube. Rather, it is highly technique sensitive. Would not try without priors nor without someone who's done it. ...
Routerman Woodworking Power Tools 16 10,651 11-06-2016, 05:04 PM
  0 Thread: Cupped Raised Panel Question
Post: RE: Cupped Raised Panel Question

Panel cup probably from inaccurate jointing and/or no stickering. Panel should be assembled on a flat frame that won't bend. I'd cut the panels thinner, 9/16 - 5/8. A 1/32 on your 3/4 panel is not an ...
Routerman Woodworking 12 6,340 11-05-2016, 04:06 PM
  0 Thread: Help finding who makes these router bits
Post: RE: Help finding who makes these router bits

A company that used to make cutters for me, made them. They had 6 different sizes. PRC, formerly OCEMCO, made them in Oakland and Paso Robles, California. Been out of the business for >5 years. **...
Routerman Woodworking Power Tools 19 10,862 11-05-2016, 08:37 AM
  0 Thread: Slightly OT - Woodworking & Medical Issues
Post: RE: Slightly OT - Woodworking & Medical Issues

Take & record more notes. You don't want to make the same mistakes twice.
Routerman Woodworking 35 17,070 10-30-2016, 08:48 AM
  0 Thread: Making Solid Oak Book Shelves
Post: RE: Making Solid Oak Book Shelves

Have flattened (milled) a lot of lumber. The carcasses need the joinery, not necessarily the shelving. But inevitably, shelves need to be flat and of equal thickness. Connections and shelf hardware ac...
Routerman Woodworking 12 6,565 10-29-2016, 09:17 AM
  0 Thread: Making Solid Oak Book Shelves
Post: RE: Making Solid Oak Book Shelves

I doubt they're flat and straight at 9" + wide. I've never seen a flat board (un-milled) that wide. And if your sticks were not stickered, they are misshapen. If you have the thickness, I'd rip, joint...
Routerman Woodworking 12 6,565 10-28-2016, 04:30 PM

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