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    Tinonee, NSW Australia
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    wooden toys, learning, reclaiming timber, joinery, table saw, scroll saw,

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  1. OK, after a quick search I have checked downhill routing and climb cutting, I have quite a bit of learning to do. I will be away for a couple of days so I will read and ask some more when I return. Thanks again to all that help
  2. Thanks drz I will look up climb cut, I believe my main problem is technique / inexperience Gee-Dub thank you I didn't even know there was bits like this, I don't understand 'routing downhill'
  3. Thanks Gary I just had another crack at it and it bit again but I think I fed the stock in the wrong direction, I may have been mistaken about what way I was feeding it Thanks wtn I didn't think of flipping the piece over, sometimes I don't see the forest for the trees The sander option would definitely be a good idea though ! ( those bloody trees again) Thanks ts Yes, it is a trim router, I think I will stay away from routing end grain all together, as wtn pointed out that curve would be easily done on the sander. I appreciate everyones help
  4. Greetings I am trying to make some simple wooden toys and am having trouble routing 3/4inch pine, I am using a pattern making bit and have an MDF template attached to the stock but 3 times now the router has bit into the timber, once breaking the stock in 2 and just now has torn a chunk out of the stock making me jump and causing me to be uncomfortable and it is seemingly dangerous, having already thrown a piece of broken timber across the shed I have used pattern making bits before without trouble like this but Im failing to see what Im doing wrong, I'm thinking perhaps its the end grain that is causing me grief but I'm not completely sure. Across the 'hood' area I can achieve a finish as would be expected. I run the stock in the opposite direction to cutter rotation and have the speed set on 5 (6 being the highest) I have attached photos of the job and also my setup Appreciate any help Geoff
  5. Thnaks again gee-dub, I appreciate the information
  6. thanks John it's all good gee, I figured I was probably the only one who didn't know thanks again, I checked with a local supplier today and they can get BB plywood but it's crazy expensive. Do you think this stuff is ok for making jigs or should I go the MDF route ? good points drz, thanks for the input
  7. I would like help selecting plywood as well as the OP I see that BB plywood referred to and recommended but I don't see it offered in either of the 2 stores we have in town Could someone check this link please and let me know if this would be an equivalent to the BB, I want to make jigs for my tools, there are 2 thicknesses 15mm (.67 inch) or 12mm (.47 inch) https://www.bunnings.com.au/ecoply-2400-x-1200-x-15mm-cd-structural-plywood_p0340165 thanks in advance Geoff
  8. which one is which please GeeDub
  9. thanks Tpt, my hand tools don't include any planes yet, I did use an electric plane many years ago trying to make a door fit an opening and nearly turned the door into a window. Using a plane is something the craftsmen make look easy but when the average joe tries it's a very different story
  10. I just watched an interesting ( to me ) tutorial video about cutting mitres to suit an odd shaped angle and how the maths could be incorrect if you split the angle in two for the angle cut measurement instead of taking the angle and subtracting it from 90, another good point to illustrate your advice on subtracting from 90 thanks again
  11. thanks for all the replies, after reading all the posts I have decided to learn how to use a bevel gauge correctly
  12. Wanted to draw a right angle triangle on a piece of timber with the long flat side down and the the 45 deg tip facing up as if I was setting out a pair of fences for a mitre sled but I only had my speed square which obviously wouldn't sit flat on the timber and it got me wondering. What tools do you use for measuring / marking angles ? cheap flat plastic protractors / triangles available from office supplies ? interested to hear what you guys are using / find useful, tips and tricks as well Geoff
  13. This is something I would do well to remember ! I'm also glad I'm not the only one who has been confused about this
  14. ahhah, this is where i was getting confused, it makes more sense now a slightly better picture of what Im trying to do