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First let me thank all of you that take the time to post notes about your experience. So the kid asked me to make him an amp cabinet. Naturally I had to pick seemingly the most difficult plans. I had a new router, Ryobi plunge. Bought a Ryobi beginners table 79.00. I probably read 100 plus how to posts. I needed a fence now and saw an example on the net. Cheap guy that I am I picked up a piece of 3/8 inch metal stock from Home depot and polished it with steel wool. 36 inches long so I cut of 8 to use as a 3/8 inch key. To cheap to buy brass. Hand rigged a push bar. I have enclosed photo of the results. I habe a little blow out as you call it. Is it the soft pine? Cheap Ryobi 3/8 inch straight bit? Or maybe vibration from owning low end equip. I am thinking of picking up a new bit. Is a straight bit my best choice? or The other type of bit.

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Woah there Nellie! I'm not likin what im seein in the first 2 photos. Kinda got too much cutter exposed for my blood..ooops. Except for dados and finger joints in which case you don't use the fence.
USUALLY the cutter protrudes from behind the fence by no more than it's radius for profiling edges unless there is a bearing or rub collar. Your present setup is for making dados or finger joints and pass the whole cutter through the workpiece. In that case you would want a backer board to prevent "blowout" You seemed to have done well so far.
Under NO circimstances put the workpiece BETWEEN the cutter and the fence! "Flying Wood" / kickback is the result. You will want to make a taller fence soon so that the cutter can hide in it's own little cut out for profiling edges however. The fence doesn't have to be parallel to the front edge of the table either. Set it so the amount of cutter exposure suits the profile you want. Pick up some other cutters as well. Best to you.bill

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I'd be worried about the metal fence contacting the bit. I hope you got your jacket, be prepared for some flack. You don't want anything harder than the bit touching it on or off. You'd be better off clamping a wooden fence.

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Thanks. Basically I was trying copy the Oak Park setup. I see what you mean know that I look at my spacer compared to theirs again. I forgot to move the fence back next to the bit after I cut a spacer board I'll move the fence toward the bit ( new bit ) and probably replace the fence with a wooden or plastic fence for safety. Thanks!
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Thanks. I'll cut a wooden fence.
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HI Pat

I like it ,, but I would also suggest you to dumb the steel key stock and get some brass key stock,,but don't count on the clamps to keep it down and in place,, put the key stock in a dado slot then clamp the 1/2" stock to the top with a screw on each end of the brass key stock...then use the clamps to hold it in place and to adjust it...

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First let me thank all of you that take the time to post notes about your experience. So the kid asked me to make him an amp cabinet. Naturally I had to pick seemingly the most difficult plans. I had a new router, Ryobi plunge. Bought a Ryobi beginners table 79.00. I probably read 100 plus how to posts. I needed a fence now and saw an example on the net. Cheap guy that I am I picked up a piece of 3/8 inch metal stock from Home depot and polished it with steel wool. 36 inches long so I cut of 8 to use as a 3/8 inch key. To cheap to buy brass. Hand rigged a push bar. I have enclosed photo of the results. I habe a little blow out as you call it. Is it the soft pine? Cheap Ryobi 3/8 inch straight bit? Or maybe vibration from owning low end equip. I am thinking of picking up a new bit. Is a straight bit my best choice? or The other type of bit.

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Here is a good plan you may want to build for your router table. It is simple and functional.
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Thanks TRN Diesel. I will try the configuration. Late reply. I have been busy. Mow and blow biz, Handyman Biz, who say's white men can't jump. Edmonton wow. Brings back memories. I attended the 1988 Olympics. What a great place. The local folk were absolutely the greatest people. Great stories from then I love to share.

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