Very cool Mike...
I may have to make on with the splitter although I use a similar removable
Might I suggest a slightly easier way to do the leveling screws? Use small
3/8" screws on the bottom side. A touch longer to adjust the first time but
you have no holes on top to catch or fill with debris.
Yes, I do see it taking longer to pop it in and out several times to
adjust the first time, but I like the idea of a clean top side.
I'm going to try a DIY "Tru-Cut Insert System" that has the rectangular
sub-inserts. The extra time needed to adjust the master insert wouldn't
even be an issue, since it would be semi-permanent.
I also have an idea for swappable splitters, using pins/screws that go
in from the edge of the insert, parallel to the top.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
I forgot to add, I added a "finger" if you will to the bottom back side of
the insert that goes up under the table top. This absolutely insures that
the back side of the blade does not lift up the back aide of the insert.
Actually I made several of these inserts for my commonly used dado width
combinations, 4 IIRC. I bet I did not spend 5 minutes total adjusting all
of them. That really is not a factor.
The only problem with a home / shop made fireplace of ANY type is
getting UL approval - without which you WILL have insurance problems.
A Zero Clearance unit will be significantly more difficult than a
Hey, those are my past attempts at zero clearance inserts there!
I borrowed a jigsaw and traced, cut, and sanded my way to two zero
clearance inserts that fit nicely. I'll probably add the splitter to one
when I go to use it.
They're not hard to make, especially with a Bosch jigsaw. I only used
the jigsaw twice, and miss it.
Never teach your apprentice everything you know.
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