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I have just gone out and bought 45 degree chamfer bit and realized that it it too large for the hole in my OP plate.

I would like to buy an OP 11 x 11 plate with the larger hole and probably some other gear.

The problem is that OP will not post to Australia.

I would like to see if I have any friends on the forum that would act as a postal relay for me.

A forum member that has been absent for some time used to do this for me but we haven't seen Mike for some time.

Do not reply to this thread, but PM me if you would like to help.

There is no bad feeling if no one comes forward. ( You don't know me from a bar of soap).....

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PS I am good for the postage.......
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Hi James

Let me help you save a ton of money..

You can punch out the plate you have very easy to take on the bigger bits.

The easy and quick way is to chuck up the chamfer bit, drop your Triton router down all the way than fire it up and raise the bit up, it will cut out the hole quick and easy, use your low speed setting and put a board or two over the base plate and clamp it down in place..

The 2nd way, takes a bit more work, pick up a ring insert set from many router supply outlets at about 10.oo for a set of them..the one I suggest is the HF type, (20.oo dollar item) just buy the mounting plate and use the rings from it..or from MLCS I know they will ship it to you, than just cut a hole out in the plate you now have, it's a very easy job and worth the time,then you have a plate that will take on all bits..

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I have just gone out and bought 45 degree chamfer bit and realized that it it too large for the hole in my OP plate.

I would like to buy an OP 11 x 11 plate with the larger hole and probably some other gear.

The problem is that OP will not post to Australia.

I would like to see if I have any friends on the forum that would act as a postal relay for me.

A forum member that has been absent for some time used to do this for me but we haven't seen Mike for some time.

Do not reply to this thread, but PM me if you would like to help.

There is no bad feeling if no one comes forward. ( You don't know me from a bar of soap).....

James

PS I am good for the postage.......



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I have just gone out and bought 45 degree chamfer bit and realized that it it too large for the hole in my OP plate.

I would like to buy an OP 11 x 11 plate with the larger hole and probably some other gear.

The problem is that OP will not post to Australia.

I would like to see if I have any friends on the forum that would act as a postal relay for me.

A forum member that has been absent for some time used to do this for me but we haven't seen Mike for some time.

Do not reply to this thread, but PM me if you would like to help.

There is no bad feeling if no one comes forward. ( You don't know me from a bar of soap).....

James

PS I am good for the postage.......
Save your time and your money. Make your own baseplate, using the existing one as a guide. Then, get yourself a 3 1/2" hole saw (for an oversized baseplate, but if you're going to do a lot of joints, make a bit-specific baseplate) and, using your drill press, drill the over sized hole you need for bigger bits. Makes waiting for parts from a reluctant vendor much easier to swallow.

I used my stock router base plate on some 8mm (=3/8" ?) polycarbonate, carefully scribed all my measurements and lines to be sure that everything lined up properly. I took my time and deliberately checked and rechecked everything many times over. I also looked for a variety of ways to check my measurements.

Here's a tip, when you do your layout, use diagonal lines to set your locations. Remember, on the table mounted baseplate, it is not critical that the bit be perfectly located in the centre. It is only critical on the 7" square baseplate where you have to have a consistant centre.

Something else, check to be sure that your drill press will cut a hole square to the plastic. I took a tall object put it up against the drill bit (in this case a forstner bit) and rotated the bit. If a gap appeared, I reset the chuck and started again. It took about 20 minutes to get my drill bit square to the plastic.

My first try was nerve wracking. I can't easily get plastics but I would suggest that you do a few at a time. Rather than cut the full-sized centre hole, that you merely leave a tiny pilot hole and cut as needed down the road.

However, a stiff upper lip and all that. You can do it and it ain't difficult, just be patient and deliberate in all your actions. If you want to try a dummy, try it on a piece of 1/4" plywood.

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If all else fails, I'll take on the duties for you. PM sent.

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I know that your workshop facilities are limited James so I would follow Bj's first idea but if you can't fit the cutter below the plate then put it in your Makita and rout it from the top, it will self-centre, and because the Makita has a very smooth plunge, you can take it nice and steady. It really is a simple method and would only take a minute or two, Aluminium routs very easily with a normal Tungsten cutter.

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I have just gone out and bought 45 degree chamfer bit and realized that it it too large for the hole in my OP plate.

I would like to buy an OP 11 x 11 plate with the larger hole and probably some other gear.

The problem is that OP will not post to Australia.

I would like to see if I have any friends on the forum that would act as a postal relay for me.

A forum member that has been absent for some time used to do this for me but we haven't seen Mike for some time.

Do not reply to this thread, but PM me if you would like to help.

There is no bad feeling if no one comes forward. ( You don't know me from a bar of soap).....

James

PS I am good for the postage.......

You've all solved the plate problem. Now how can he make the "other gear"?
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You've all solved the plate problem. Now how can he make the "other gear"?

Thanks Robert,

I guess no one else picked up on that. Maybe I should have been more explicit.

I was surprised with the number of offers I received by PM to help.

Thank you all.

I have been very humbled by the support from this forum.

To Those that did send a PM, I will reply privately.

All your suggestions have been filed for when I make my next table (that is part of the initiation, right)

Thanks again.

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I'm sure you know that OakPark plate is going to cost a ton of money,,freight to the states and then from the states to Australia, 38.oo bucks for the plate plus shipping to you I would guess about 60.oo bucks so to say about a 100.oo bucks unless you find someone in Canadian to drop ship it to you....

Why not just make your own in Australia, just asking, I will help you if that helps..

Just need some 1/4" thick plastic, that you can pickup for a song.. a ten dollar item..

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You've all solved the plate problem. Now how can he make the "other gear"?
Robert, it depends on what the other items are, the Aussie dollar at the moment only buys around 82 centsUS so it could well be cheaper to buy local at this point in time. Not very long ago we were getting close to par.

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Thanks Robert,

I guess no one else picked up on that. Maybe I should have been more explicit.

I was surprised with the number of offers I received by PM to help.

Thank you all.

I have been very humbled by the support from this forum.

To Those that did send a PM, I will reply privately.

All your suggestions have been filed for when I make my next table (that is part of the initiation, right)

Thanks again.

James
Yet one more reason why new members should complete their profile. All the "new" anonymous members are missing out on so much.

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