New Router For Fathers Day
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.
Rusty If You Want It Bad, You Get It Bad The Worse You Want It, The Worse You Get It
Last edited by RustyW; 06-17-2007 at 05:41 AM.