Having just got my shiny new Trend T9 router I'm looking at putting
together some extra handmade jigs.
What I have a need for is a length of the rod which slides and fixes
into the channels to attach the side fence. Not exactly the sort of
thing you find in B&Q!
Where does one go to buy a few feet of steel or aluminium rod of the
First - where are you, as I can point you at a suitable metal stockist in SW
Otherwise, look up metal stockists in the yellow pages - they will often
sell small quantities esp for cash.
Another useful item that you can use here is "silver steel", which is
accurately ground round carbon steel, intended for tool making. This comes
in convenient 13inch lengths (or its metric eqivalent), and is straight,
tough, and great for this kind of thing. Metal/engineering stockists should
have this too.
You might also put model engineering supplies into google, as these outlets
are used to supplying small quantities of stock.
Any steel stock holders, although this will be MS, if you want something
that won't rust you need to go for Silver Steel, or stainless (or possibly
Your stockists may not have that - you could try your local Buck & Hickman
outlet - or lab supplies shop.
Failing that any model engineering supplies would hold this, look up a model
engineering mag in a newsagent - there will be plenty of mail order firms.
Other option is Trend - they probably sell this, but at a premium.
On Fri, 3 Oct 2003 20:16:14 +0000 (UTC), "Rick Hughes"
Silver steel rusts quite easily. It's only a high-carbon hardenable
steel, after all. Any rust resistance it has is as a result of a
ground surface finish, rather than one with surface imperfections to
give rust a start.
It's also too expensive, and too short.
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