I am looking to get into using lock miter joints and was wondering if anyone uses the MLCS lock mitre bits?
I have them cut the sheets into 3'X5', and 2'X5' to get into my van, besides I can't handle a 5'X5'I've got a few as I was trying to use these on 1/2" plywood drawers. It was a mess and most likely due to the quality of the plywood. I also bought a Whiteside after not doing so well with the Infinity bit. I don't have a local source for Baltic Birch plywood and expect my results would have been different if I had. Using these bits on solid wood was much better and I've resolved myself to using hardwoods for my drawers going forward. Quality plywood is just too hard to get at home. There is a wood supplier about an hour away but they have very restrictive hours for the hobbyist and I think they sell 5x5 sheets. I really need to get down there and check them out. Company called Wurth Wood Group> I don't know a thing about them or what their pricing is like but it sounds like it might have to be a journey made.
I'll probably get accused of talking outg of turn but what the heck, I am know for doins gos,
In my ipinion and experience, llthe only people that use set up blocks and/or gauges are those that don't know how to set the bit mathematically.
Now, I'm the first to say that such a statement is a bit arrogant and most people will wonder why I would make such a statement.
There is a god reason for this and this that due to my poor vision along with my desire tmaster the set up. I had to do some work that other's with normal vision wold probably never try to do.
In doing so I found out how to do the set up for any thickness of stock using only my dial calipers and some very simple math.
If anyboy just happens to wonder what I'm talking about, I'll gladly explain it again as I have done so in the past on this forum.
The odds are almost zero that anybody will ever need to use the things that I learned in my quest to do the up the way that I do it.
It's just my nature, as many of the members will attest to, to always try to re-invent the wheel, but when one is handii capped one has to find way to work around such issues.
Now llthat I hve written what I have, I need to akd for forgiveness for being so arrogant.
Good eye Chuck,I wonder if the manufacturer noticed that the joint pictured in the top illustration is impossible to make Herb? At least with the bit shown and if only using one bit.
OK, what is the method Jerry?