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The Gopher

Member Since 24 Aug 2010
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In Topic: Contest: Bark On Natural

26 April 2017 - 06:36 AM

Hmm, the wheels are turning.


Sharker, If you don't have time, that gives the rest of us a chance! :)

In Topic: beginner rasps or router?

14 April 2017 - 06:08 AM

I've got the same Ridgid sander, I love it!

In Topic: beginner rasps or router?

13 April 2017 - 02:13 PM

http://slingshotforu...=+router +table

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In Topic: beginner rasps or router?

13 April 2017 - 06:53 AM

OK here we go: Assuming you are making these for personal use, not running a business.


You don't need a bandsaw unless you will be re-sawing boards to make thinner boards.


A scroll saw will do everything you need, just go slow. I will cut out profiles from 2" thick hardwood slabs on my scroll saw and profiles from 1/4" aluminum, I'm sure you could do 3/8" as well. I also cut out G10 profiles on the scroll saw up to 1/4". you will go through a lot of blades on G10 but scroll saw blades are cheap. I lubricate the blade as I go when cutting aluminum by touch the blade frequently with a block of paraffin. as far as time goes, for me to cut out a profile from 1/4" aluminum I'd say it takes 10 minutes, which is not long at all when you think about it.


Routers can be had for real cheap, I built my own custom router table that has three routers mounted next to each other each with a different bit setup so I don't have to change a thing (Flush trim, 1/4" roundover, small beading bit for fork grooves) I'll try to find a picture. I got the routers for 10 bucks each at the pawn shop and built the table from scrap.


Rasps: if you get good rasps (and you should they are worth every penny) they will cost more than the routers. I'd get a nicholoson #49 and #50 which are two very good cabinet rasps. they cost about 50 bucks each, but will last a lifetime if you use them properly and take care of them.

In Topic: What is the difference and why?

12 April 2017 - 02:25 PM

I forgot the why, having the flesh on the outside gives a much better grip on the pouch which may be helpful for shooting heavy bands. On the other hand, keeping the smooth side against your fingers may help with a cleaner release?

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