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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-30-2006, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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I couldnít believe it. It scared the heck out me.
Expensive mistake, Thatís 3 inch solid carbide DC spiral bit.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-30-2006, 11:10 PM
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WOW ,,,that will get your heart going...

Very strong but very brittle just like glass,looks like it tipped over to far to one side and jambed the bit into the MDF and took off to the side,looks like it nail the top also, at this point you may want to flip it over and start over.

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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-31-2006, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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Fortunately, The top was saved (no damage whatsoever) the template got nicked (but I can repair that) and the offset sticks got chewed no big deal. Itís strange though, I always make only ľ passes and stop and vacuum the wood dust and let the bit cool off, actually, I had completed the cut but for no reason I decided one more run would be cool and in my excitement, I didnít bother vacuuming the wood dust before the last run, since I was using a DC bit and moved it way too fast it must have caught the corner trash.
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-31-2006, 03:42 PM
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That's a long lever arm you have there on that bit. Might be better to use a shorter bit.

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Well, It's completed for now. Just have to add extension wings and that's it.
Any way I found out what caused the router bit mess. It was the brass template getting loose and caught the router bit. it almost happened again today while using a small 3/8 bit.
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Ouch!! The good thing is you aren't injured. Nice lookin table so far.

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Bob is always stressing to tighten the brass inserts "very" "finger" tight on the show. I think you have just shown us why he puts such importance on that issue.

Glad you weren't hurt and made the best of the situation in the end.
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Thank you all. I did tighten the bass insert but is seems they get loose as bad as regular none brass templates.
At least this time the bit got stuck in the wood. The last time this happened to me back in 93, I was using a ĺ inch straight bit and it broke and it flew passed my let eye with no eye protection.
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Thank you all. I did tighten the bass insert but is seems they get loose as bad as regular none brass templates.
At least this time the bit got stuck in the wood. The last time this happened to me back in 93, I was using a ĺ inch straight bit and it broke and it flew passed my let eye with no eye protection.


That is one nice looking tabe you have there. BUT maybe you should change your name to "Lucky is still my name." Glad you were not hurt either time. From working in an auto factory and being required to wear safety glasses at all times. I know the danger of not wearing eye protection. You should have eye protection on any time you have something spinning. Continue to be "SAFE" and keep turning out those good looking projects.




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That's a serious table you've built there. I'd love to hear some details. Is that a Benchdog fence you've attached the bullet-proof hunks of UHMW to?

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