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  1. Val

    NEJE Master 2S Max

    Thanks @Spectric @paulrbarnard. Do you have any suggestions in terms of brand/model that would suit my needs? For cutting 9mm ply or less thick wood, plus a working area of roughly 450x800mm? I’m planning to create templates for guitar/bass necks in the not so distant future so it can’t be too...
  2. Val

    NEJE Master 2S Max

    I can't estimate the exact number but I'm looking at a couple of templates a month, as there are many projects/jigs I would like to do that would be done much more easily with templates. I've been trying to do intricate templates by myself with bandsaw and bobbin/disc sander, but "matching"...
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    NEJE Master 2S Max

    I see, so all those perfectly nice cuts in 8-9mm ply I see in youtube videos are made under very specific and strict circumstances, like specific ply, specific type of cuts, specific position of your fingers while you're crossing them, etc. If the sides are badly burnt it means I have to sand...
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    NEJE Master 2S Max

    sorry for the late reply and thanks for your feedback! I had some templates cut with laser on 9mm ply and the result was disastrous: the parts were all badly burnt, with heavily tapered edges. The business owner (an incredibly kind person, I wouldn't fault him) said their laser was 60W but he...
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    NEJE Master 2S Max

    I am entertaining the idea of buying a laser cutter/engraver for creating my own templates (plus a few other things). After a good amount of research I have discarded the idea of a CNC router, so I'm having a look at some laser machines and I've found this one with a dual 10W optical power laser...
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    Routing thick end grain at the table

    As I promised I’m now posting the pictures of the finished result: To finish it I sanded the box with the belt sander just a tiny smidge over the template, then with a different profiler cutter, and while holding the piece with a big f clamp, I finished it at the router table. I then sanded it...
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    Routing thick end grain at the table

    True! Apologies, you quoted my message and I thought it was you, but instead it was @Sporky McGuffin and @Doug71 Cheers!
  8. Val

    Routing thick end grain at the table

    In my previous post I answered on the merit of possibility (i.e. you said that the top bearing would’ve prevented the cut, which is not necessarily true), not on the merit of safety. However, I take your (and other people’s) advice of experienced woodworker very seriously, and that’s why I’ll...
  9. Val

    Routing thick end grain at the table

    I’m not so sure, as if you remove the top bearing (top while in the table) and the waste is less than the diameter of the bit, then you should be able to trim without any problems. Both top/bottom bearings are removable. Why so?
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    Routing thick end grain at the table

    Since many people here have suggested to buy a compression bit to work the end grain more easily, I have found this on banggood...
  11. Val

    Routing thick end grain at the table

    That’s actually what I was wondering while trying to route it: how am I supposed to do a thick bass or guitar body on a template? :D I think at this point I will give it a go clamping it on an f clamp and if it doesn’t work I will try the sled and custom template on the belt sander(y) I’ll keep...
  12. Val

    Routing thick end grain at the table

    Before reading this post I had never heard of braces for router bits. Good to know, thanks
  13. Val

    Routing thick end grain at the table

    I actually have the exact same disc/belt sander you have linked. I never thought of putting a stop on the table and create an offset template, that’s a really good idea (for other projects also). Thank you!
  14. Val

    Routing thick end grain at the table

    I agree, I surely don’t want to ruin the piece. Do you think that @baldkev ‘s method would work? I would rather do it on the table than with the handheld router as the piece is relatively small and I suspect it would be difficult to balance the 1/2” router while trying to prevent kickback.
  15. Val

    Routing thick end grain at the table

    I am already using it, I didn’t know the name and call it “the pivoty thingy screwed to the router plate” :D I think that @baldkev solution can be used instead of a set of shorter bits.
  16. Val

    Routing thick end grain at the table

    Sounds like a plan! That’s going to be my course of action. I am already quite close to the template (1-2mm max), so I don’t want to get any closer than this with the bandsaw or sander in case I actually remove too much material.
  17. Val

    Routing thick end grain at the table

    Thank you for your feedback. I do have a cutter guard, I slid it away as this 50mm router bit doesn’t fit inside the fence if I’m using the bearings. @RobinBHM What do you mean by “run in a peg”? @baldkev yes, I was thinking of making the template much thicker and cut only 8-10mm at a time...
  18. Val

    Routing thick end grain at the table

    I need some help: I have cut a piece of sapele from a board, and with the bandsaw I have “carved” two thick pieces that I will use to make a solid wood box (one for the box itself and one for the lid) and then flattened them with a planer and a drum sander. I think that the majority of the...
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    Passport number for deliveries from Europe!

    They are, as much as anywhere else in the UK :)
  20. Val

    Yet another workbench design

    I am getting closer to the day I will start working on the new workbench. What I was now considering is the order in which I will work the various pieces of the workbench and, as usual, I would like to have some feedback from the community! This is the order I was thinking: cut the stock to the...
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