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I have a very good friend who I've known for several years and a few days ago I offered to make him a 40mm template guide for his new Maktec (Makita) router. He asked how I made them after which he amazed me by asking if it wouldn't be easier if he had the discs made at work where there is a high pressure water/abrasive cutting machine. Well, in view of the time it takes me to make the discs, as shown in these shots, I of course couldn't give him the measurements fast enough and two days later he presented me with 9 x blank discs and 4 with 40mm holes. I had already turned two 40mm tubes and two of them are back with my friend for welding, one for him and one for anyone with a Makita router who has need for one. By the way, my tubes were a beautiful tap fit into the stainless steel discs!
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Harry, that is some nice work. Your gift of creativity amazes me! Now, you and your friend can become even better friends.

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I thought a friend was one who would help you move, and a very good friend is one who will help you hide the body.

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I can see what some lucky people are getting in their stockings.......

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Very nice, Harry. I bought one from a place in Perth, and I must say that your ones certainly have a much nicer finish. I would actually say that you should make lots of these and also of different sizes for sale. I am sure lots of craftsmen would buy them. Again, very nicely done.
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I appreciate your kind remarks Andrew. I have made lots of template guides, mainly 40mm but quite a few other sizes and like all my projects, what I don't keep I give as presents, Because I don't consider myself a precision turner I only make guides for Makita routers so that I can test that they are a perfect fit in one of my routers.

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I am always glad to compliment people when it is deserved, Harry. You do great work. Might I ask where you are in Australia? I'm over in Perth.
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I am always glad to compliment people when it is deserved, Harry. You do great work. Might I ask where you are in Australia? I'm over in Perth.
Along the freeway in Rockingham, where exactly are you?

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