Oversized guide bushings and storage
The vast majority of people in North America use Porter Cable(PC) style guide bushings. Many companies produce good quality brass versions, I like the set from Woodcraft the best. I am betting most people are not aware that you can buy larger sizes from PC. Shown are the 1-1/4 and 1-1/2" guide bushings, you can also buy a 1-3/8" bushing; cost on these is $14.67 each without a ring nut. (I got these from a discount box at a tool seller for $2 each)
While most guide bushing sets come in blow molded plastic boxes the best way to store the bushings for easy access is to make a tray similar to the one shown in the photo. For people who own a Router Workshop table the dimensions are 9-3/4" W x 11" L x 3/16" thick. This tray rides in 1/4" slots. While the one shown is for the larger Oak Park/Lee Valley style bushings you can easily make one for PC style bushings and reducers. Note the holes drilled for storing starting pins, set up pins and even the allen wrench used for the inlay bushings. 3/16" is a common thickness for Masonite.(Tempered High Density Fiberboard)
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Last edited by Mike; 09-09-2012 at 07:34 AM.