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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-19-2016, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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I'm the proud new owner of an old Makita 3612BR router and I would like to start my very first small project.
Here's the situation: I have an 8x6.5" piece of over 100 year old walnut board, about 1" thick. The corners seem to be 90 degrees but one of the 8" sides it about 1/16" thicker than the other. On top of it, the piece is slightly curved. When it lies on a flat surface, the center shows a 1/16" hollow.
My question is, can I get it level with my router so it's perfectly flat? The final thickness is not critical, I can go down to 3/4". It may sound trivial to you guys but as a router newbie I don't know where to start.
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Ed.. if I guess right you want to flatten this piece and make the thickness uniform all the while removing a cup in the wood...

if so, you want a ski or on of Gaffboat's (aka Oliver) adaptable nifty guides...
let us know and we can carry on...
I believe a wide planer/straight/mortising bit is in your future...

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Wow,

That was a quick response. Those images makes a lot of sense to me, although I do not know what "ski or on of Gaffboat's (aka )liver) adaptable nifty guides" means.
How is the board you are working on fixed to the bottom part of the jig?
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Wow,

That was a quick response. Those images makes a lot of sense to me, although I do not know what "ski or on of Gaffboat's (aka Oliver) adaptable nifty guides" means.
How is the board you are working on fixed to the bottom part of the jig?
quick response...
musta been an accident...

a router ski...
for all intent and purpose the guy doing the routering is using a ski...
there are quite a few variations of them...
do a search here and you'll see what I mean...

Gaffboat's...........
the three bottom renderings are Oliver's design and if you study them they can be adapted to your mission...
hence Gaffboat's (aka Oliver) adaptable nifty guides" means.

the board that is being worked on is double stick taped or clamped down firmly and the router is moved about the surface of the board... that's not me BTW...

so can you answer the questions I had for you???
Ed.. if I guess right you want to flatten this piece and make the thickness uniform all the while removing a cup in the wood...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Gaffboat's (aka Oliver) adaptable nifty guides...

Visualize the red perpendicular boards that are to the top extending down to the table/bench and the jig carrying the router clear of your work piece...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
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Further to Stick's comments; if the Board's not lying flat on the work surface, ie it's rocking a bit, you might need to tuck shims under the two opposing corners that are causing the rocking.
The consequence of doing that is of course, once you've flattened the top side, you'll need to flip it over and redo the bottom...now the two faces will be parallel and of even thickness everywhere.
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guess his ears aren't ringing yet....
make that burning...

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Jeez! A guy can't have any privacy. So much for worrying about NSA spying, now I have to worry about the forum. Hmmm. Maybe I should wear a disguise while browsing. Let's see, dark welding goggles? Check. Shop apron on backwards? Check. Knit cap pulled down towards eyebrows? Check. Noise muffs in place? Check. Okay this disguise will work. Hey wait, I can't see anything and I've gone deaf.
Not only that, but you now look like Stumpy Nubs! So, cut it out.
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