Do we really know our friends?
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!
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. - Plautus