Hand Tool Modifications #1: Hand Routering

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Blog entry by John Smith posted 07-13-2019 07:05 PM 407 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sometimes we find the factory supplied tools and accessories
don’t always fit our individual needs. This is a couple of router
base plates I made. The power cord is plugged into a foot operated
ON/OFF switch for safety and convenience.
I use these base plates for minor flattening of uneven surfaces or removing
a small amount of material rather than setting up the Router Sled.
If you are into engraving lettering such as in signs, they work well when you
need a consistent depth in the lettering on uneven surfaces.
As with all tools and techniques, your skill level improves with practice.
Plexiglass or PVC sheet is strongly recommended over the 1/4” MDF.
the plastic sheets can take a lot more abuse than the MDF. Eventually,
the screw holes get soft and and the least little bump on the MDF plate
damages the edges. The screw holes in the MDF plate pictured here
were reinforced with polyester resin.


-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

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