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My dear sons sent me generous gift certificates for MLCS. I ordered the bowl kit and sander and a few extra bits. It all arrived yesterday.
Has anyone used this kit? Any hints I might need?
I can already see that there's going to be some different patterns made. And, I'm cogitating about using the over head router with this kit.
Any thoughts, cautions?

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My dear sons sent me generous gift certificates for MLCS. I ordered the bowl kit and sander and a few extra bits. It all arrived yesterday.
Has anyone used this kit? Any hints I might need?
I can already see that there's going to be some different patterns made. And, I'm cogitating about using the over head router with this kit.
Any thoughts, cautions?

That sound like a very thoughtful gift -the gift that keeps on giving- (National Lampoons Christmas Vacation)

let us know how it goes.....

Why not skis

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Hi Gene

Here's a great video, that may help with the MLCS jigs..I will say using the plunge router is the Safe way your fingers are always out of the path of the bit..and the great way to use the ski jig setup.

YouTube - CMT's bowl & tray video

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My dear sons sent me generous gift certificates for MLCS. I ordered the bowl kit and sander and a few extra bits. It all arrived yesterday.
Has anyone used this kit? Any hints I might need?
I can already see that there's going to be some different patterns made. And, I'm cogitating about using the over head router with this kit.
Any thoughts, cautions?



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Thanks for those links, Bob. As an aside, the MLCS video does a good sales job for the Power Lift, doesn't it?
James, I still have not made my skis. Someday, for sure.
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Hi Gene:

I've made 15 bowls and trays for christmas the kit you got looks straight forward no small radisus. one thing I only have the one set of MDF templates and I don't use screws to hold them down I use double sided tape, and i noticed with the tape, after a couple of bowls or so the mdf started to tear apart where the tape was attached.

Also be carefull if you use that extension, I bent the shaft on my router trying to use it on a deep bowl.

Oh and check Eagle for more templates.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

A pic of some of the ones I made.
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Hi Gene

Yes it did out of all the lifts out in the market this one looks the best, but it has a down fall or two , it's bit high in price and it can only take on the smaller router motors but other than that John has got a winner..

By the way with the cam board you don't need any tape or screws to hold the pattern or the blank stock in place..

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Thanks for those links, Bob. As an aside, the MLCS video does a good sales job for the Power Lift, doesn't it?
James, I still have not made my skis. Someday, for sure.
Thanks guys, for your responses.



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Hi Gene

Yes it did out of all the lifts out in the market this one looks the best, but it has a down fall or two , it's bit high in price and it can only take on the smaller router motors but other than that John has got a winner..

By the way with the cam board you don't need any tape or screws to hold the pattern or the blank stock in place..

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Uhhhh.......I'm missing something. My cams are only 3/4 thick.

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Uhhhh.......I'm missing something. My cams are only 3/4 thick.
Hi Gene - As a suggestion, I made cams two different thicknesses, 1/2 and 3/4. I can either stack them or use the thin one on the bottom and rotate it to keep the workpiece clear for through work. Also can make them in different diameters.

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Hi Gene


hahahahahahahaha clams or cams LOL

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