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I have a new project forming in the back of my mind and it will require a template guide larger than my biggest which, not counting the router base, is 50mm (2")..The only suitable material that I could find was a chunk of Brass weighing 11 3/4oz. I was part way through turning it when I suddenly stopped and thought to myself "if Bj sees this chunk of Brass on the bottom of my router, I'll never live it down" so I did the sensible thing and emailed a friend and asked him to wander around the machine shops in his building and look for any kind of plastics suitable for making template guides/sleeves out of. On his way home he dropped off what you see in the second shot. Friends and emails are both wonderful and I'm blessed in having both, here in Australia and around the world on this forum.
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Looks like ya got som Delrin, lexan or acrylic, and maybe some pvc. Good Friend.
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I like the looks of the brass one ,,but why not make some press on rings than you have the one you need on hand..

by the way what is that big gray slug ?

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I have a new project forming in the back of my mind and it will require a template guide larger than my biggest which, not counting the router base, is 50mm (2")..The only suitable material that I could find was a chunk of Brass weighing 11 3/4oz. I was part way through turning it when I suddenly stopped and thought to myself "if Bj sees this chunk of Brass on the bottom of my router, I'll never live it down" so I did the sensible thing and emailed a friend and asked him to wander around the machine shops in his building and look for any kind of plastics suitable for making template guides/sleeves out of. On his way home he dropped off what you see in the second shot. Friends and emails are both wonderful and I'm blessed in having both, here in Australia and around the world on this forum.


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Although plastics definitely have their place, I like the brass one, too. There's nothing like shiny brass.

I'm waiting for e-mail to have an interface to a molecular replicator (ala Star Trek), so we can just send each other the actual parts.

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I'm waiting for e-mail to have an interface to a molecular replicator (ala Star Trek), so we can just send each other the actual parts.
That would be cool but the Firewall or spam filter would just block it.
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Good stuff, Harry. I miss the works scrap bins that I haunted around London ! There were some good ones for high grade ally around Heathrow!

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I like the looks of the brass one ,,but why not make some press on rings than you have the one you need on hand..

by the way what is that big gray slug ?

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That GREY slug is a 60mm plastic rod off-cut that is very machinable so I'll no doubt turn it into a 60mm template guide. I do intend to make rings from the flat Acrylic pieces, but not as many as you have Bob!

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Hi Harry

Thanks for the feed back .
You know once you are setup to make one ring the rest of them just drop off easy.

With your lathe it should be duck soup to knock off 12 or so ,easy stuff, just drill out the 40mm hole(s) and chuck them up..

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Hi Harry

Thanks for the feed back .
You know once you are setup to make one ring the rest of them just drop off easy.

With your lathe it should be duck soup to knock off 12 or so ,easy stuff, just drill out the 40mm hole(s) and chuck them up..

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I can envision Harry setting up a little cottage industry of making offset collars to order . . . only in metric sizes, however.

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It's very good at it , he made me a 40mm guide and it was/is great

By The way here's a easy way to make the rings in the MM sizes.
Just pickup a 1 9/16" bit that is just the right size for the 40mm push on fit for the 40mm guide. drill out the hole with the bit than chuck up a hole saw, but without moving the stock you have clamped to the drill press table top, punch them out all day long and they will just slip on the 40mm guide that you love to use

The last snapshot is just a easy way to make signs the easy way with the scroll saw.


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