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|06-10-2009 11:26 PM|
Thank you all for the tips. It looks like they are lots of ways to skin the cat as they say. I'm good to go. |
|06-10-2009 07:06 PM|
|xplorx4||Hay Tom I was going to add to this but I think you have received about all the responses some one would need. When you get your table done post it for all to see, I plan to redo mine and I might pick up on a good idea.|
|06-10-2009 05:31 PM|
HI Guys |
Don't make a VERY easy job a hard one.. let the router do all the work for you. if you want/need a bigger lip (edge) for the base plate to sit on just use a bigger guide and the 1/4" plunge bit..I do recommend a scrap block in the center ( 1/2" x 7" x 9" the norm )to help hold the router when you cut the hole out,don't forget to put smaller bearing on the rabbit bit if you use a bigger brass guide.
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|06-10-2009 04:44 PM|
Another options is to make the cutout all the way through without making a "ledge" on it. Next you add some wood strips for the base plate to lay on. That's what Xplorx4 did on his: Xplorx4 plate cutout LINK |
That's also basically what was done in an article I read (see attachments).
|06-10-2009 03:20 PM|
Originally Posted by dustmaker View Post
One thing I did that allows the router plate to lay flat was the installation of 6 threaded inserts into the rabbet. Into the threaded inserts I placed 6 socket head allen screws. The insert sits on the tops of the screws and allows for minute leveling. Dust accumulates between the plate and the rabbet in this area, also. Again, a little lung power cures all .
To Roland, asking about the construction process regarding laminate: yes, laminate the top, first, as Bob suggested. You'll have no problem with the laminate using a sharp pattern bit.
I used scrap wood pieces to setup the template for the cutout. I cut the rabbet and then cut out the remainder with a jig saw. The hardest part of the operation was removing the template with the double-stick tape.
|06-10-2009 09:52 AM|
Here's a good clip on making the cutouts - |
They use guide bushings and rabbeting bits to get the radius.
|06-10-2009 08:52 AM|
Originally Posted by AxlMyk View Post
|06-09-2009 07:06 PM|
|levon||thats a good example BobJ, i was just thinking of how many cutouts ive seen in trashpiles and beside the road. it goes to show that cutting them out with laminate on them presents no problems at all.|
|06-09-2009 06:57 PM|
HI Tom |
Think of how many sinks are installed in homes every day,the counter is almost always " laminate " in place 1st. that will give you a hint..
Originally Posted by rolanddds View Post
|06-09-2009 06:32 PM|
|rolanddds||Hey everyone, thanks for all your comments. I guess I need to put the time in to learn SketchUp. I keep putting it off, but it keeps coming back. Anybody have any comments on putting the laminate on before or after the cutout?|
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