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Posted: 06/22/19 08:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Next, I used a couple of clamps, clamped a straight edge on the plywood to guide the router in a straight line, to rout out a hole large enough for the base to fit into.

Red arrow is the 3/8 inch thick base plate, and the black arrow shows part of this routed out.



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Posted: 06/22/19 09:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We end up with the plywood looking like this. The darker area inside the lighter area was used for a different router base, and I just needed to enlarge this to be used with this router.

As you can see, the corners are rounded, but need to be square.



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Posted: 06/22/19 09:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grab the hammer and the wood chisel, and square them baby's up.



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Posted: 06/22/19 09:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We end up with the "table" looking like this. Here the router is upside down in the plywood table, and has a 3/4 inch bit in place.

It is important to make sure the acrylic base is level with the plywood. If the acrylic is higher or lower than the plywood, when routing, it can affect the beginning and the end of the cut.



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Posted: 06/22/19 09:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So, what can you do with a table like this? Good question. Clamp a straight edge to the table, (black arrow), and you can route things like this. In this case it is just a 3/4 inch wide and 3/8 inch deep area, (red arrow), along the edge of a piece of 2x4.



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Posted: 06/22/19 09:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can end up with a piece of wood looking like this.



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Posted: 06/22/19 09:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Or like this..., using a v shaped bit.



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Posted: 06/22/19 09:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Last post tonight. You may remember the rear window that I put in the coach had 2 rounded corners, and 2 that were mainly square.

In order to fool the eye, all we need to do is add a little trim. I cut a couple pieces of plywood as a template to show how the eye is fooled into thinking that all 4 corners are rounded, instead of 2 each.

Easy, peasy! Not rocket science. Lol. Yea, this is just the rough draft, not the final installation of trim.



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Evening everyone! Spent the day taking it easy, and with my brother some. He was released from the hospital, put on some blood thinners, and a med to help regulate his heart rhythm.

Looks like they caught things in time, and he should be good to go.

One thing the nurse told him, which I was unaware of. Since he's on blood thinners, if he bumps his head, she told him to head for the hospital to be checked out.

Evidently, the blood thinners can cause a hemorrhage in the head from a bump. I didn't know that.

So much for the gloom and doom, personal item.

Plan to get some work done tomorrow on the motor home.

Hang in there. Wahoo! [emoticon]

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Posted: 06/24/19 09:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Actually got a little work done today. I finally used my router and cut the excess plywood off that was around the curved top of the doorway.

Here are a couple of pics showing the left and right sides, as shown from the inside. This was done with the router bit I showed last week that had the ball bearing on the end of it.



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What that means is, when I get to it, I can make a pattern to start door construction! Yay!

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