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Old 26th November 2007, 01:51 AM   #31
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In a similar vein, can perspex / plexiglass be routed with a 'normal' domestic router ?
I did 2" acrylic with a regular router and it was no problem (I did 1" at a time)

I find it to work best when router is attached to a table, the workpiece being rotated on a center set by a drill bit run through the table and workpiece (which sets the proper radius).
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Old 26th November 2007, 01:59 AM   #32
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The bottom cut out in the assembly pictured below was initially done with a jigsaw (1/4 aluminum) and later smoothed out with a router run on a template (so very little aluminum needed to be removed). Again, the router was mounted to a table, template attached on the inside.
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Old 26th November 2007, 02:33 AM   #33
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...was initially done with a jigsaw (1/4 aluminum) and later smoothed out with a router run on a template (so very little aluminum needed to be removed).

I used that same method on a gaming computer I did a few years ago (previous obsession, before this one). It is 1/4" aluminum that I rough cut with a jigsaw and trimmed smooth with the router.
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Old 26th November 2007, 06:15 PM   #34
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The corners of the bit are prime culprits when it comes to "biting off..."
Nice to see you here, but what's "biting off"? I need to cut a 3mm rebate.
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Old 26th November 2007, 06:23 PM   #35
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"Biting off more than it can chew"... the problem being that if the bit is loaded the least bit too much... the router wants to jump out of the material, fixture, etc...

By rebate I assume you mean what we call a rabbit... a blind groove in the material?

Either way... I would still try to go it in one pass
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Old 26th November 2007, 06:38 PM   #36
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Not quite blind. It's to allow the mounting flange of the Jordan JX92S to sit flush with the front of the baffle, so there will be room for the swarf to clear into the mounting hole.
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Old 26th November 2007, 07:04 PM   #37
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Hey Poobah, nice to see you come up for air.

A rabbet and rebate are similar joints but I'd like to add the word recess in just for fun because I think that's what EC is talking about.
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Default The only rabbits I've seen lately had mixamatosis

I'm certainly not talking about joints, I want to submerge the JX92S to make it flush. Talk about divided by a common language!
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Old 26th November 2007, 07:32 PM   #39
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Isn't it rabbet?

oh man......




Edit: Submerge to make it flush?

Now there's an image!
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Old 26th November 2007, 07:32 PM   #40
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OK... I got it

Hey Cal... is that your swarthy image we are being blessed with?

Tell me Weldon is Irish?

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