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Old Sat 05 May 2012, 10:53
hennie
Just call me: Hennie #23
 
Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Getting cutter to cut at a 90 deg angle to the table

Ok, so after 3 years I have came up with this and it actually works.I always had difficulty to get the cutter plum to the table and usually ended up with ridges on my projects.I had a disc cut about 120 mm dia with a 8 mm hole in the centre with 4 smaller holes to put screws through (didn`t use them).I then took a 1/2 inch shaft of a cutter that I don`t use anymore and attached the disc to it.I took the gadget and put it in the router and dropped it onto the table after I loosened all the bolts that holds the z-axis in place so that there is free movement ( keep in mind that I first skimmed a small section on the table and cut a round hole in the centre ) once the disc sits on the table it actually holds the z-axis plumb to the table.I then tightened the bolts holding the z-axis in place and there it is no ridges anymore.Hope it is self explaining. ( lets presume the glass is the table)
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Old Sat 05 May 2012, 12:14
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
United States of America
That is a pretty darn good solution Hennie.

I did something similar out of plywood (mine was a triangle) to square the relationship of the spindle to my Drill press table. I often rotated the drill press table for custom stuff and had a tough time getting back in plane. Great idea for the MM surface.

Now I have a few 45, and 30 degree step blocks drilled out to set the drill press table for custom stuff that works the same way in reverse.

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Old Sat 05 May 2012, 12:42
WTI
Just call me: James
 
Detroit (Michigan)
United States of America
Usually on a drill press, I use a 123 Block and a 3/8" rail in the chuck.
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Old Sat 05 May 2012, 23:12
Surfcnc
Just call me: Ross #74
 
Queensland
Australia
What about a disk 600mm radius !!

Regards
Ross

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Old Sat 05 May 2012, 23:51
hennie
Just call me: Hennie #23
 
Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Ross the 120 mm disc worked well.One can surf on a 600 mm disc
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Old Sat 05 May 2012, 23:54
Surfcnc
Just call me: Ross #74
 
Queensland
Australia
I think I'll shrink my big idea back to your more respectable 120mm
Nice tool by the way.

Regards
Ross
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Old Mon 07 May 2012, 13:00
Kobus_Joubert
Just call me: Kobus #6
 
Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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Well if you own your own broom you MUST be clever.
Good one, will check mine also this way.
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Old Mon 07 May 2012, 13:33
hennie
Just call me: Hennie #23
 
Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Kobus it is for rent if you need to use it.You just need to get on the broom and harry potter over here and get it
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Old Tue 08 May 2012, 22:25
Regnar
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Mobile, Alabama
United States of America
Just to give you more ideals or how to improve upon. I want to say they use to make a 1/2 shank one but I cannot find it anymore.

http://www.eztram.com/product_results.asp?ID=16

http://youtu.be/JQTlj_5jbmM

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