Popular Woodworking 2002-02 № 126, страница 18

Popular Woodworking 2002-02 № 126, страница 18

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Introducing the Plunge Trimmer for Inlay

THE WINNER:

Turn your Dremel or other moto tool into a plunge trimmer using shop scraps and some off-the-rack hardware. I built mine with an adjustable compass point in the base so I can rout semi-circular recesses for inlay. (Editor's note: see the stringing on the "Inlay Door With a Router" for an example of this). The backbone of the tool is a piece of wood 3/4" x 31/2" x 9". To make the channel that the plunging mechanism rides in, glue and screw Vk" x 2" x 9" strips to the edges of the backbone. Then glue Vi" x Vi" x 81/4" strips to the inside of the Vs" strips. The plunging mechanism is an "L"-shape. One wing of the "L" (3/4" x 31/2" x 31/2") holds the Dremel, the other rides in the channel. The Dremel is held in place in a 17/8" hole lined with a piece of leather. The Dremel is held fast by cutting a kerf in the wing that intersects the hole for the Dremel. Then drill a hole through the wing and insert a 4" stove bolt and put a wing nut on the end. Tighten the wing nut, and the bolt closes the kerf. Like a plunge router, you need a return spring to lift the tool out of a cut. Rout a groove through the backbone. Screw one end of a spring to the backbone and the other to the plunging mechanism, which is attached through your groove.

The depth stop is a piece of wood that rides in the channel and is held in place by a wing nut and bolt that also ride in the groove in the backbone.

Finally, make the adjustable compass by first routing a /8" x /8" groove in the 3/4" x x 5" base). Rout a groove through a piece of wood 1/2" x 5/8" x 3". Drive a brad through

one end as a pivot point. Attach the compass to the base with a flat-head screw.

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Each issue we publish woodworking tips and tricks from our readers that we think are useful.We want to encourage you to share with your fellow woodworkers, as well as reward the most useful and original concepts. Delta has agreed to lend us a hand with that, and the author of this issue's winning trick receives the new 22-580 two-speed portable thickness finisher (shown at left).The other trick's authors receive $75.

To submit your tip or trick, e-mail it along with a daytime phone number to david.thiel@fwpubs.com or mail it to: Tricks of the Trade • Popular Woodworking 1507 Dana Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45207.

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