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Originally Posted by RoyG
I did some more reading on the Jessem factory web site and realised that the Jessem Mast-R-Lift Excel II is actually a full sized Router Table Top with the Router Lift fitted, and not a router insert . I didn't realise that. On first read, I had thought it was the usual router insert. Not correct.
After some careful reading on the Jessem web site (http://www.jessem.com/MAST-R-LIFT_EXCEL_II.html), it turns out to be a 24" x 32" (609.6 mm x 812.8 mm) laminated phenolic router table top with the router lift ---- not a router insert.
I guess I should have realised that it was a router table top and not a router insert when I saw the T-Track/Mitre Slot in the photo. Duh...
I had intended that my new Router Table would eventually be fitted with an Incra Positioner Fence when funds allowed. Not sure how
Originally Posted by RoyG
I've been using a Carbatec Cast Iron Router Table, paired with a Triton TRA-001 for about two years now. Over the time that I've owned this router table, and as I've learnt more about Router Tables, a few shortcomings have appeared with the Carbatec Cast Iron Table (http://www.carbatec.com.au/carba-tec...r-table_c20250). So, I've decided that it's time to invest in a much better system. The main problems with the Carbatec Cast Iron table are:
The table seems to have "warped" over time, as it now slopes down from all four edges toward the centre hole. The sag seems to be between 20 and 30 thou depending where you measure around the edge of the router hole. I found the problem last month after cutting some joinery and finding that the joint alignment was out in places. The table was fairly flat (within less than 0.005") when I bought
Originally Posted by Paulyboy1960
This is something I threw together from odds and sods laying around
Two bolts for thick and thin solder, plus another for solder wick. It is copper braid impregnated with flux, you just use it between the iron and excess solder and it will soak it up. Some people swear by it while others swear at it .
The foam is a tip wiper to keep the iron tip clean and save your trousers. Get it from Jaycar or similar, its in a jar lid velcro'd to the wood. Keep it moist but not saturated, and wipe the soldering iron tip on it before starting a joint. The stand is just a strip of metal bent to suit your iron so it doesnt tip backwards.
Just a thought, soldering is like welding, practice on something that doesnt matter till you are happy.
Originally Posted by Template Tom
It has been a long time since I have posted to this blog. That doesn't mean that I haven't been doing any woodwork. It just means that between that and all the other things in my life (work, children, rest of family), I haven't had time to do a proper write-up of my projects. However, I thought I would resume posting, because I have a new and interesting project to talk about.
Earlier this year I took a relatively brief overseas holiday and during that break I read Christopher Schwarz's book on Campaign Furniture. One project that struck me as interesting was the camp stool. As the father of children who play sport and otherwise do outdoor activities, having a comfortable seat to sit on during those activities is highly desirable and the $9 folding chairs from the green box store tends not to be either comfortable or long-lasting.
Updated 16th Jul 2014 at 01:23 PM by jmk89
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