Scratchless Router base

what do you put on your router base when working with formaica? I just
did some inlay work and the surface has received a few minor scratches
(unremovable, I guess).
Thx...
Reply to
Max63
there is a new air glide base that rockler is sell that sounds like what you are looking for.
Len
Reply to
leonard
I have an auxilliary base I made out of 1/4 plywood, taking care to recess the screws sufficiently and sand/wax it smooth.
One thing to do: Remove the mounting screws for your base and flatten the tops on your bench stone or a file. In my case, bumps on the screws were the primary culprit for scratches - especially if the phillips screwdriver has ever slipped.
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DJ Delorie
Two ways to solve that come to mind: masking tape or sand it smooth and coat with wax.
David
Reply to
David
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Go to your local solid surface fabricator, have him give you a sink-cut-out made out of acrylic 1/2" thick and make a router base out of it. The stuff cuts on a table saw without causing any damage to your blade. It is no more agressive than particle board with melamine....in fact, less so 'cuz melamine is a bitch on blades. Keep the edges of the base sharp so that small sharp things can't ride under the base as you move it. (works like a small snow shovel) Then spray with Bostik TopCoat.
When I make a base like that, I always make one dimension 1/32 narrower. That way, I make a pass to clean up an edge on a panel, rotate the base 90 degrees and make a fine climb-cutting clean-up pass. I do this a lot when edgebanding panels.
r
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sandman
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Woops...that was from the NEW ME!! Robatoy has taken over sandman's body. Now there is only one sandman..and it isn't me........I don't think it is...is it?? All confuddled now.
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Robatoy
You see... I was on my laptop..and I hadn't changed this one yet...Doc says I'll be back on solid food soon...
Robatoy (formerly knows as sandman)
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Robatoy
In the Good ol' days, when cabinet making in a kitchen factory, we used to adhere laminate to the router and trimmer bases. this eliminated scratches and made the machines glide more easily over the tops. John
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John

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