That was totally cool ! I have a Bosch Colt and some left over prefinished BB shelving..........so guess what I'm doing this weekend . Thanks for the link.
Dick Mahany. ( AKA Chevota Guy )
That is pretty darned clever!
Next on my to do list now! Most people already have one of those routers and for about $30 in materials you just saved yourself about $900 easy.
Very cool! Now when is a company going to mass produce something similar and sell it for $100?
Does the "carriage" ride on 4 drawer slides?
Guess it's missing the 'wobble' tool movement the Domino has??
I'm sure Wilma will give one to Fred for Christmas.
Check out the videos, he graphically explains the cutting motion. Basically he can plunge straight like drilling for a dowel, or he can angle the bit then plunge straight, creating a triangular cut. Once he wastes away most of the material, he manually does the "wobble" motion to clean it all out.
I downloaded the $11 plans this morning. Lots of pictures, several shetchup drawings, all dimensions in mm and a lot of Russian. (Makes for interesting reading). The first thing I would need to do is covert everything to fractions. After some thought, I'm not sure I would use it often enough to be worth the time and effort required to build it.
I admire the guys cleverness, and the tool is beautifully made, but I bet it took a LOT of time to make. It's also overly large, IMO, and I wonder how much slop there is in the vertical plane. And how would use that thing on a really small part? I built a horizontal router mortiser for about $50 in about 8 hours that is very accurate, very fast, and does everything less than 2 inches from the edge of a board, on small and large parts. It also cuts tenons and sliding dovetails.
Rick, For several reasons. All my saws, router bits, drill bits, tapes and rulers, are in fractions, even me. I'm 6'1", 73-5/8 years old, and too old to start with a new system. (I do have a mm to fractions conversion chart). Plus, as I said, its looks to be more trouble than its worth. At my age you put a little more thought into what projects you would like to complete and do the most important ones first.
Well, just received an e-mail with a new set of plans that are in english. Makes more sense this way.