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■ Dial indicators are an inexpensive way to bring machine-shop accuracy into your woodshop. For less than $20 you can measure to within a thousandth of an inch (0.001").
And to make your dial indicator work even better, you can add a magnetic base and a set of replaceable contact points. The margin at right details sources for both dial indicators and accessories.
■ There's not much hardware that goes into the shop cart. And you should be able to find most of it at a hardware store or home center. Or you can order similar hardware from the sources listed at right.
Casters - We used a pair of non-locking, swivel casters on the cart and a pair of locking swivel casters, as shown in the photo. What's unique about them is that the
locking mechanism prevents them from both rolling and swivelling.
Slides - To support a fully loaded drawer and reach items in the back, we used full-extension drawer slides (20" long).
Horizontal Mortising Machine
The horizontal mor-Jtising machine requires quite a bit of hardware, some of which you may not find at your local hardware store or home center.
To save you the hassle of tracking everything down, ShopNotes Project Supplies has put together a kit that contains all the hardware you'll need for building the project. All
you need to supply are the router, plywood, and the router table insert.
To order the kit, see the box below.
Horizontal Mortising Machine Kit
If you choose not to get the kit, we've listed several sources for some of the hard-to-find hardware in the margin at right
Router Table Insert -
The router table insert we used was a 9W x 11%" -
3/8"-thick phenolic plate
from Woodhaven (#147).
Aluminum - The aluminum bar stock is available at most home centers. But, the channel may be . harder to find. We ordered ours from an Ace Hardware store. You can use a different thickness of
channel so long as it fits over 3A" plywood.
Springs - To find the right springs, we looked at both the diameter of the wire (.063") as well as the length of the spring (25/s"). What you're looking for is a spring that's tight enough to hold the parts together but loose enough to be installed and adjusted easily. tL
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Similar project-supplies may be ordered from the following companies:
Rockier 800-279-4441 rockler.com
Casters, Drawer Slides, Knobs, Router Bit Guard, Router Table Insert, T-Track, UHMW
Reid Tool 800-253-0421 reidtool.com
Aluminum, Casters, Contact Points, Dial Indicator. Dra wer Slides, Knobs, Springs
Lee Valley 800-871-8158 leevalley.com
Casters, Dial Indicator, Drawer Slides, Phenol ic, T-Track, UHMW
Woodsmith Store 800-835-5084
Dial Indicator; Drawer Slides, Knobs, Hold-Downs, T-Track
McMaster-Carr 630-833-0300 mcmaster.com
Casters, Contact Points, Dial Indicator, Drawer Slides, Phenolic, Springs
Woodcraft 800-225-1153 woodcraft.com
Drawer Slides, Knobs, Router Table Insert, T-Track, UHMW
Woodhaven 800-344-6657 woodhaven.com
Knobs, Phenolic, Router Bit Guard, Router Table Insert
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