Originally Posted by harrysin
It's now 8.20pm Friday Aug.3rd. and I finished mounting the Oak Park spacer fence just in time for my evening meal. I have also now finished sorting the photographs. It will be tomorrow or Monday before I'll be able to make the first cut. One question, The up-cut spiral cutter is 0.245", the spacer is 0.245", but the jig is .23". Is there some significance to this 15thou". difference? I couldn't find my piece of 1/4" square brass so I used a piece of 1" x 1/4" steel, the correct way round of course!
Finding longer bolts to fit the supplied wing nuts was not a problem, I assume they were UNC 1/4" x 20tpi which just happens to be the same as our still used non metric 1/4" Whitworth x 20tpi.
I just had to pop into my shed to get the above figures and it took a lot of self control to resist turning the router on.
To be continued......................................... ............
It's now 8.50pm
Looks like you're well on the way... BUT, I didn't see you take any test cuts before drilling those holes!
When I installed mine, I had to move the clamped-down jig a tad to get good cuts (& even then ended up a tad too tight). Made several test cuts to be sure it was set in the correct position before drilling the holes.
I too had to use longer screws.
Good luck... hope your holes work for you... You will L O V E
it once you get used to it's simple method of use!
The best advice I can give, in using it, is always have a good "Pusher" that supports the workpiece very well and to be sure you always have the WP solidly in position before cutting it! I blow the chips away after each cut.
I use a chunk of a 4x4x7 as a 'pusher'... it provides a good handle as well as support in all directions.
We expect to see some new boxes from you now... with box joints!! E N J O Y !!