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Well fathers day is pretty good this year. Got a Bosch Colt today (a day early). I hav'nt used it yet but I did turn it on to make sure it works. And within 30 minutes of opening the box I removed the sub base and made one that accepts PC guides. I made it out of 1/4" polycarbonate,6"x6" for possible future drop in table use. I'm pretty sure the process for making the guide opening is something I learned from Bj. I'd never tried it before but it was very simple. I clamped it to the drill press table on top of a scrap piece of plywood. I chucked a 1/16" bit to align the center then drilled thru it with a 1 1/4" forstner bit. Then I switched to a 1 3/8" bit to drill the recess for the guide, having drilled deep enough into the plywood to test fit a guide, without moving the workpiece thru the whole process.

It's not that I hav'nt wanted to use it yet but.. Out of the 90 router bits I own. 86 are 1/2" shank. So I will be doing some shopping.
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What a nice clean job.

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Hi Rusty

You did a nice job on that plate

Like you I didn't have many 1/4" shank bits so I did send off for some, you may want to take a hard look at the ones below, they are just the right size for the Colt...
All but one of the bits will slip right in the PC hole you just made in your plate.
http://cgi.ebay.com/30-pc-1-4-Shank-...QQcmdZViewItem
It took 3 days to get the set , and they are great bits



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Well fathers day is pretty good this year. Got a Bosch Colt today (a day early). I hav'nt used it yet but I did turn it on to make sure it works. And within 30 minutes of opening the box I removed the sub base and made one that accepts PC guides. I made it out of 1/4" polycarbonate,6"x6" for possible future drop in table use. I'm pretty sure the process for making the guide opening is something I learned from Bj. I'd never tried it before but it was very simple. I clamped it to the drill press table on top of a scrap piece of plywood. I chucked a 1/16" bit to align the center then drilled thru it with a 1 1/4" forstner bit. Then I switched to a 1 3/8" bit to drill the recess for the guide, having drilled deep enough into the plywood to test fit a guide, without moving the workpiece thru the whole process.

It's not that I hav'nt wanted to use it yet but.. Out of the 90 router bits I own. 86 are 1/2" shank. So I will be doing some shopping.



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Rusty,

Happy Father's Day and what a great gift, you must be a pretty good Dad to deserve a gift like that

You did a first class job on that plate! Maybe I need to hire you to make me one for my new Colt.

Bj, Are those bits of good quality? I might like to pick up that set, it looks like a good price.
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Hi Bob

Happy Father's Day to you also

" Are those bits of good quality?"=yes I think so I have not use most ,but I have used 3 out of the set and so far great but I got may bits from this guy on eBay and I'm happy with all the others bits I got from him.. and the price is right...and I have a real thing for boxes LOL LOL ....I will just pay abit more for a neat little box .... and this one just fits under my new router table ....to keep the bits handy...I just wish the guy that puts on the latchs/hinges would be just a bit neater and get them sq. and true to the box... like I said I have real thing for boxes.


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Congrats and a nice job on the plate! How did the polycarbonate drill ... looks smooth. Thanks for the how to on this. Might have to make a clear one for myself!

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Bob I got several of those 1/4 inch shank sets of the same bits like Bj got. So far I have had no problem with them at all. Sharp and for the price you can;t beat them.

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Thanks Bj and Corey..... looks like I'll get a set heading my way for the Colt.
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Corey the poly machines a lot like wood accept when drilling it wants jump or climb the bit as it goes thru unless its held down tightly.

Bj, I've got a lot of bits from that guy on ebay. They are really good. But the few purple bits I have are some of the best I've used. So I'm considering this set while its on sale http://www.grizzly.com/products/H5599

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Hi Rusty

You'er right about the purple bits from Grizzly they are great bits I have many of them also , some in the sets but not to many in the 1/4" shank size.

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Corey the poly machines a lot like wood accept when drilling it wants jump or climb the bit as it goes thru unless its held down tightly.

Bj, I've got a lot of bits from that guy on ebay. They are really good. But the few purple bits I have are some of the best I've used. So I'm considering this set while its on sale http://www.grizzly.com/products/H5599



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