Peter, could you please expand and clarify how you did this? Colour me curious.I,ve had one for about 25 years. If yours is a similar age, my best tip is to ignore the scales on the snails- they weren't put on accurately. I struggled for years, always getting staggered joints or having to compensate for them. Eventually I rang Woodrat and was informed about the lack of calibration. They told me a simple way around the problem which I'll be happy to share with you if yours is a similar age.
It's a great machine which I use mainly for dovetails.
I don't do facebook or other so-called social media facilities as they seem so .... anti-social.
That description does make sense as I can visualise the outline if not the details, such as how the threaded thingamajig hooks over the east-west bar in the router. (I have a 10mm round bar through my Dewalt 625 - one of the rods for its fence). I have a similar thing for doing fine fence adjustments on the Veritas router table - but alas it won't adapt to the Woodrat and Dewalt 625. Also, it's in that daft old imperial. (Thousandths of a hinch).The one I ratrher liked and will copy when I have a mo is a 6mm threaded bar with a small bracket. there is a hole in the bracket that slips over an easty-westy bar on the router and the other end is trapped between two nyloc nuts, so it can turn. Tthe threaded bar resides inside a block that has a 6mm female thread. The block is attached (adjustable) to the 4mm tee-track on the plate. The end of the bar nearest the operator has a knurled knob. One full turn of the knurled knob moves the router north or south 1mm depending upon direction of rotation. If my description makes no sense. let me know and I will sketch it in pencil and ping it over to you - or spend hours finding the FB post!
Hi Sam, you use your dovetail cutter first. Set up the Woodrat with the parallel bars etc. cut all your tails, and before you change the cutter for the straight one, you put a scrap piece of your stock in the clamp. raise the cutter until it just skims the top of the piece, and pass it over the workpiece.Peter, could you please expand and clarify how you did this? Colour me curious.
Thank you, Sam