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cheesewhisk
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07/04/2021 7:06 pm  
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getting back on the horse as they say, because my blank needs a bit of work (I bought before I found Mark) I decided to have a go at making a surface routing jig and wanted to see if there’s anything else I need to do or not do before I use it. The plan is to screw it to my bench.

 

 


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07/04/2021 7:18 pm  

That's a very handy jig.

I've got something similar, and it's got me out of jail a few times.

Pointers;

  • Looks like your workpiece is secured in place - make sure you wedge it on the sides too, so it can't move in any direction.
  • I usually just clamp my jig to a solid surface which makes it easier to remove than screwing it in place.
  • Critical to make sure that there's no deflection in the cross piece.  That looks like 18mm mdf, so should probably be OK.  I've used 5mm (I think) steel angle as the support for my router, and that stays nice and level.
  • Maybe coat the top of the side pieces with something that'll keep friction to a minimum.  You could just gloss them, or use the PTFE (I think) tape.  You want that movement to be as free and easy as possible.
  • Get a decent thicknessing bit - I've got one of these (see pic/link below), and it does the job.
  • Cut a little - very little - in each pass.  Two mm is too much.
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https://www.wealdentool.com/acatalog/Surface-Trim.html

 

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07/04/2021 7:32 pm  

Cheers @tv101 its 18mm msg with a couple of 1x2 pine rails.

Ive just got a very similar bit but it’s good to know decent places to buy from.

2mm is too much, that’s great, that’s definitely where I’ve been going wrong 🙂


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07/04/2021 7:46 pm  

MDF not msg


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07/04/2021 7:48 pm  

MDF not msg

That would have confused me!

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07/04/2021 7:50 pm  

Listen to MSG, got it...

Pratice on scrap...


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07/04/2021 9:06 pm  

It’s great @cheesewhisk and looks like something similar I built to do the same job..

 

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You can see it being used in anger from 0:04-0:12 on this build

 

 

 

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07/04/2021 10:24 pm  

That video is incredible @Deej

 


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07/04/2021 10:36 pm  

Pickups by "??" @Deej.

Is that a new brand?

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07/04/2021 10:50 pm  

Great video @deej and such a nice build. 👍🎸

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07/04/2021 10:53 pm  

getting back on the horse as they say, because my blank needs a bit of work (I bought before I found Mark) I decided to have a go at making a surface routing jig and wanted to see if there’s anything else I need to do or not do before I use it. The plan is to screw it to my bench.

@cheesewhisk Nice, I made a crappy one a while back but it’s about time I made a decent one like yours, well done. You’ve just inspired me. 👍

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07/04/2021 10:53 pm  

Listen to MSG, got it...

@mattbeels Yeah, I’ll agree with that. 🤘😁🤘🎸

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07/04/2021 11:10 pm  

I need to make one of those too! Gonna watch these vids tomorrow! thanks for the ideas guys 🙂


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07/04/2021 11:49 pm  

That video is incredible @Deej

Thanks @cheesewhisk, there’s a few builds on this site and on my YT channel..

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07/04/2021 11:50 pm  

Great video @deej and such a nice build

Cheers @boo she comes back every now and again for a set up

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