... okay, so it's no biggie. A fellow I work with is building a
firetruck as an envelope holder for a neighbor firefighter who's
getting married in May and asked if I could make four wheels for him.
1&1/8 thick by 4&1/4 diameter. Going to be painted. I'm thinking to
glue some 3/4 and 3/8 MDF together to get the thickness, rough them out
on the band saw, clean them up with a template taped to them on the
router table. No biggie.
But he wants the outside to show a hub, which means routing out a ring
inside each wheel. I was thinking I'd drill two holes in the router
base in the table for a pin and use a straght bit, but starting the cut
seems to me a rather dangerous idea.
Is there a safe way to do that? The other option (safer) is to build a
jig and use the plunge router, rotating the wheel under the bit. The
whole job is only worth $40, but it's a learning experience so I don't
really care about the money. OTOH, that's not much budget to justify
buying a new tool.
The other option would be to turn them on the lathe... but my turning
skills aren't such that I'm confident in being even close to
duplicating the other three. Again, it would be a learning/practice
Suggestions from the gallery are most welcome.
Is it time to change my sig line yet?