You know, sometimes the most simplest thing turns into analysis paralysis.
Want to make ZCI insert for my JWTS-10 Jet. I bought a ZCI some time ago and I measured the thickness - 3/8". I measured the one on the JET, same and just for fun, I measured from the leveling flange to the top of the saw 3/8".
However, when I go looking for instructions, most are calling for 1/2" ply or phenolic. The differences in thickness are usually handled by rabbeting the ZCI so it sits flush.
To me, it sounds like 1) another router set up after I already mount the flush bit to trim the blank 2) more time.
Why wouldn't you just use 3/8" ply or phenolic to make a ZCI, trim it, drill for leveling screws and be done? I just don't know why 1/2 material would be that much better?
I've been looking at what's out there for sale in the already made category and Leecraft has a minor sale on at Woodcraft (I think).
Does anyone have a JWTS-10 and purchased a Leecraft ZCI? If so, do they undercut (rabbet) around the edge to fit in the throat? Meaning, is it 1/2" thick?
Cheez, you'd think this would be so easy. Woodcraft has a sale coming up this weekend, so I thought I'd grab the necessary material to "roll my own", but now I'm just caught in my own analysis paralysis. Somebody help me to reboot!