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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-09-2009, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

I'm just finishing my RT using my Jet TS.
I decided using this system to save space in the shed.
I've used lots of ideas from you guys which I'd to say 'thanks'
I'm still working on the dust extraction system using my 'shop vac'.
The insert I made from scrap 4mm marine aluminium, the levellings sytem is four wood screws set into the corners (works a treat - thanks Tom for a great idea)
Table is faced both sides with 'Laminex', a hard plastic covering.

Last pic is my other hobby!!

Cheers all
Tony in NSW, Australia
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Hi Tony,

What a great job on the RT, looks like you did everything right and nothng at all wrong. Excellent work!

Now about that "other" hobby, tell us more about that rod if you will
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Thanks Bob,

As I said I just copied other peoples ideas.

The car is what we call a clubman or 'clubbie', it's based on the sports car designed by Colin Chapman, the Lotus 7.
This car is a homebuild from a plan, there are loads of other makes and models; Caterham, Westfield, Birkin and PRB.
This car is made from square section steel tube, the panels are professionally made fibreglass that bolt onto the chassis.
The rear axle is from an English Ford Escort model.
The engine is a Mazda 323, twin cam, 1.8Litre with an after market engine computer thats tuned by using a program on my laptop.
And yes, it does go fast, very fast. Enough to 'shred' a driving licence in one go!!

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That is one sweet looking ride Tony! It has "speed" and "class" written all over it. I can see where it would be easy to fall into that hobby and spend more $ than the wife would allow me to get away with

Thanks for taking the time to share the additional info.
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Yep that is one "HOT" Rod. Nice!

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Nice Car errr---Rod??? Yes nice Rod

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Poor Router Table is getting neglected next to that cool rod. Congrats on both!

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A mate had one with a Triumph 2.5PI engine, ZF limited slip and a ZF box. If the traffic lights went against you, you had to switch off as the rad was too small to cope if the car wasn't moving. You could do wheelies with it. Poor devil has dementia now and doesn't recognise his own family. He used to race great motors. The Cooper 1275S with the Shorrocks blower was terrifying!

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Also meant to add, I used to own a Mazda 323 with 1.8L engine. Even unmodified that little car had some getup and go! With a light frame and your mods, it must be a sweet ride!

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Thats a good looking table Tony. Are you going to make reducer rings for that plate? Looks like it would be easy to attach them to the tabs on the router, if your leaving them in place.

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