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Hi guys - I'm in the process of making a small table for my Colt's angle base. I found a small, 7x9" hunk of acrylic for a plate and a 14 x 18" piece of kitchen countertop and put it together. Will work on the fence tommorrow nite after work.
The first task scheduled for this thing are some domino racks which will be about 2-1/2" wide by about 10" long with three 5/16" grooves at a 20* angle. I've been trying to think through just how to run these and it occurred to me that with the bit angled away from the fence and feeding the normal direction, right to left, the deeper part of the cut will be against the fence. I'm thinking this may have a tendency to try to take the stock away from me and throw it somewhere. Would a left to right feed make more sense?

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Sometimes the router is not the right tool for the job, pop in your dado blades set Or stack two blades up to get the 5/16" groove you want to end up with and use a the 32" long board on the table saw..cut off the parts to 10" long..

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Hi guys - I'm in the process of making a small table for my Colt's angle base. I found a small, 7x9" hunk of acrylic for a plate and a 14 x 18" piece of kitchen countertop and put it together. Will work on the fence tommorrow nite after work.
The first task scheduled for this thing are some domino racks which will be about 2-1/2" wide by about 10" long with three 5/16" grooves at a 20* angle. I've been trying to think through just how to run these and it occurred to me that with the bit angled away from the fence and feeding the normal direction, right to left, the deeper part of the cut will be against the fence. I'm thinking this may have a tendency to try to take the stock away from me and throw it somewhere. Would a left to right feed make more sense?



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Hi John

Sometimes the router is not the right tool for the job, pop in your dado blades set Or stack two blades up to get the 5/16" groove you want to end up with and use a the 32" long board on the table saw..cut off the parts to 10" long..

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Hi Bob - thanks for the quick comeback. Thought about that. If I do it that way I'd probably strart with 1x4 stock and rip it down. I'd already planned the longer stock and cut to length. I started out to make a jig to guide the router but that started getting complicated.... shoot. I think I was more or less looking for a way to play with the angle base some.
Anyway, got a nice oversize base out of the deal.

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