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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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I am trying to make a router table with inserts like the ones shown. Problem is, I have no idea how to do it.

Anyone know how? If so, answer like you would a 10 year old kid so I will get it.

Thanks for anyone willing to take the time to answer.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 12:19 PM
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A drill press and various sized hole cutters and drill bits seems the easiest way. You might also want a jig to keep them centered when drilling.

You could also use some kind of router circle cutting jig such as this one
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Hi KR

It can be done many,many ways but the easy way is with a hole saw, and some forstner drill bits...

You need some plastic/1/4" MDF/hardboard, a hole saw kit from HF, not the best but they will do the trick..clamp the stock to the drill press over some scrap plywood,drill the hole out with the drill bit then chuck up the hole saw and cut the ring out than sand the out side of the ring on the belt sander, it's must be very true and a press in fit..

Search results for: 'hole saw'

You will also need to get a 1 3/16" forstner bit that's not the norm in most forstner bit sets..so you can use your brass guides in you new ring on your router table ..

Forstner Bit Set - Peachtree Woodworking Supply
http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...es/forsbit.htm
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I am trying to make a router table with inserts like the ones shown. Problem is, I have no idea how to do it.

Anyone know how? If so, answer like you would a 10 year old kid so I will get it.

Thanks for anyone willing to take the time to answer.

KR



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Thanks for the good answers

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Hi KR

Your Welcome for my small part.
Here's a little jig I use to get the edges of the rings nice and true and dead on.


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The ingenuity of some of your jigs amaze me Bob, you have such great imagination and the skills to to match.

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That jig is super clever. You need to be on You Tube or the Letterman show or something.

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To make my inserts, I used this Drill Press Adjustable Circle Cutter, Item number 2219 on this page: Peachtree Use a good hold-down on your drill press table to save your fingers!!

Worked great and was 100% repeatable. I even used it to cut the center hole for my homemade router plate.

Both my plate and inserts are plastic (inserts are UHMW Poly.). But if you are going to use UHMW Poly., don't buy from a wood craft store! Buy from a materials wholesaler like these guys: Online Metal Store

Bob, heck of a nice jig you have there!!

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Hi Tim - Here's another source for UHMW, plus a whole lot of other stuff
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Do you have to use a real slow speed with that Drill Press Adjustable Circle Cutter from Peachtree?

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