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This is old hat for many of the members here, but today I tried something I read here and it worked.
I wanted a zero clearance insert for my miter saw so I took some 1/4" plywood, cut three strips slightly bigger than the stock insert and double-stick-taped them in a stack. Attached the stock insert to the top of the stack with the same tape, and bandsawed close to the insert, all the way around. Then I put a bottom bearing trim bit in my table router and routed the waste away, using the stock insert as a template.
It worked great! That's why this place is so great... I learn something new almost every time I log on!
I drilled the holes using a drill bit that was a close fit to the original holes and then used a Forstner bit to recess the screws.
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This is old hat for many of the members here, but today I tried something I read here and it worked.
I wanted a zero clearance insert for my miter saw so I took some 1/4" plywood, cut three strips slightly bigger than the stock insert and double-stick-taped them in a stack. Attached the stock insert to the top of the stack with the same tape, and bandsawed close to the insert, all the way around. Then I put a bottom bearing trim bit in my table router and routed the waste away, using the stock insert as a template.
It worked great! That's why this place is so great... I learn something new almost every time I log on!
I drilled the holes using a drill bit that was a close fit to the original holes and then used a Forstner bit to recess the screws.
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Hey, Ken, you did a great job. I did the same as you and it works great.
 

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Thanks, everyone. Now I just need to tune that saw for a bit more accuracy, make zc's for my bandsaw and table saw, and keep working on trying to make my shop cleaner and more organized, etc., etc, etc. I don't think I retired soon enough.
 
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