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  1. weirdbeardmt

    Triton routers for under a table - Quick TRA query

    Having lived with the TRA001 for a few weeks now, and having considered this mod, I can't see why people would do it. The automatic lock is frankly a massive boon for bit changes. Sure, slightly annoying that you have to power off etc. but better than fumbling around under the table, in my view...
  2. weirdbeardmt

    Triton routers for under a table - Quick TRA query

    Does it have the hole for the lifter-arm?
  3. weirdbeardmt

    Triton routers for under a table - Quick TRA query

    RE: fence, I'm not sure yet. I think I was attracted by the simplicity of the two rails on the side (in terms of building the table) but in hindsight and seeing the way the higher end fences move (like in this...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL7QrGLNmKE) i've no doubt it will be plenty fine...
  4. weirdbeardmt

    Triton routers for under a table - Quick TRA query

    have just gone through this process with a TRA001, some UKJ components and a homemade table. generally speaking pretty happy with it all, and the TRA001 is a great router... I can't imagine doing a lot of handheld work with it though because it weighs an absolute ton. i've got a mixed view on...
  5. weirdbeardmt

    Big Bargain Bosch saw!!

    dammit. i bought one back in June when it dipped then but not as low as that. it's a great saw.
  6. weirdbeardmt

    This price is OTT

    I have a very budget dust extractor thing (dust commander on top of a tub that goes to cheap vacuum cleaner) and a very budget hose to go with it. It works fine when attached to a static machine; but when I was routing the hole for the insert on the router table recently, that hose was snagging...
  7. weirdbeardmt

    Best Practice and advice for making up small picture frames

    something else for the shopping list then.
  8. weirdbeardmt

    My homemade router table

    Well I'm calling v1 of this table done. It's in and have done a first test cut with new 'Cavetto' bit from Wealdon. I put some threaded inserts in to the table top so the insert is attached, and put some smaller metal washers beneath the grub screws so hopefully that will hold up. I have not...
  9. weirdbeardmt

    My homemade router table

    After a fair bit of head scratching and a little bit of fettling to the table top, the router is attached and test fitted in. Left to do is mark and cut the hole for the lifter handle, rout and insert something beneath the levelling grub screws, attach the plate fully to the top and then...
  10. weirdbeardmt

    Best Practice and advice for making up small picture frames

    Interesting that using an actual mitre saw hasn't been recommended once... are they just not accurate enough?
  11. weirdbeardmt

    Which Wi-Fi mesh?

    I've used Draytek routers for years and when they brought out their mesh, I went for it, to replace a Netgear Orbi system. The Orbi was mostly faultless and there was no good reason to switch. Draytek stuff is very unforgiving but finally after a few weeks of tweaking I've got it working well...
  12. weirdbeardmt

    My homemade router table

    Thanks Mike. I did enquire with a local fabricator about having something like that plate in the infinity tools kit made up.. but tbh your way sounds easier!
  13. weirdbeardmt

    My homemade router table

    Made some progress. One little nick where it got away from me. Use a multitool to cut out the middle.
  14. weirdbeardmt

    My homemade router table

    True...! Because the depth of the MDF is approximately the depth of the plate and also the depth of the router bit which I only have this one. So I need to double the height of the MDF so that the bearing has something to roll against. I have just about enough MDF left to put a strip on top...
  15. weirdbeardmt

    My homemade router table

    Yeah exactly, I’ve already noticed a slight mistake which is that jacking up the router means the bearing has nothing to roll against! 🤦‍♂️ So have removed one of the legs and then will cobble together something that actually works to raise the side of the template if that makes any sense...
  16. weirdbeardmt

    My homemade router table

    Found a few moments in between chores and children’s parties and usual stuff. Have assembled the guide for the router. It’s stuck down with double sided tape. Didn’t have thick enough mdf so had to give the router some legs and put the inner guide in. Will cut out the main hole with jigsaw...
  17. weirdbeardmt

    My homemade router table

    Went earlier to set up the cut and do a dry run, check to see if I understood what was going on and what was needed. Looking at it and wondering how it’s ever going to work. Realise the bit I have has the bearing at the bottom and obviously not designed for this purpose. (Fortunately I already...
  18. weirdbeardmt

    My homemade router table

    FYI, the UKJ base and mixture of other routing bits are currently on 15% off flash sale at Axminster.. now until 10pm. Bleeding typical. https://www.axminstertools.com/ujk-technology-10mm-aluminium-router-table-insert-c-w-universal-base-502748
  19. weirdbeardmt

    My homemade router table

    Brilliant, you have just answered the question I was about to ask next. The only flush trim bit with a bearing I have is a 1/2" / 12.7mm bit so that should do the job! Thanks. I must admit this exploration in to how to do this (before actually cutting anything) has led me on a path of wanting...
  20. weirdbeardmt

    My homemade router table

    Thanks, that video is ideal and having watched it now understand what is meant by surrounding the plate etc. as opposed to having a template. I need to check my router bits; by my reckoning (and by holding up a forstner bit I have) the radius of the corner on the UKJ insert is 15mm so his tip...
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