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Offline Peter Parfitt

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Whiteside 9500 Router Inlay Kit
« on: May 18, 2015, 03:44 PM »
Hi everyone

There was a lot of discussion about the Whiteside 9500 inlay kit on another thread and so I said that I would do something for the FOG.

I contacted Router Cutter UK and they kindly supplied a Whiteside 9500 set for me and I have produced the video. I have done a lot of inlay work in the past using my old Stanley industrial router but the combination of the Whiteside kit and my (superb) OF 1010 makes the whole process a dream

I made a minor error at the start and I have left that in the video to help others avoid the mistake that I made.

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Offline Northwingnut

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Re: Whiteside 9500 Router Inlay Kit
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 05:28 PM »
Another great video!  I'm excited to see your video on drilling MFT style holes.

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Re: Whiteside 9500 Router Inlay Kit
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2015, 09:12 PM »
Awesome as usual Peter.  Thanks again for sharing.  Bill

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Re: Whiteside 9500 Router Inlay Kit
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2015, 09:52 PM »
I love using inlays.  I had the same problem with the threads fitting into the Festool template adapter for the 1400, and performed the same machining of the threads.  It is a bit more worrisome for the 1400 since there is no way to control the centration other than the placement of the bushing, so I had to take the threads down a bit more than "just fitting in".

Has anyone here looked at Multi Layer Inlay System?  It looks to be a great way to actually get sharp corners.  Some great art pieces there too.  I am hesitant because of the recent explosion in home CNC, where for almost the same amount as a complete set you can make your own system.
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Offline Bohdan

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Re: Whiteside 9500 Router Inlay Kit
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2015, 09:58 PM »
Peter

I think the other reason that you cut the first piece wrong was that it appears, for only a brief period in your video, that you were cutting in an anticlockwise direction. It is important that when cutting a hole using a template that all cuts are in a clockwise direction as this uses the cutting action to hold the router hard against the template. I think that you need to use a template that is thicker than the height of the copy ring to ensure that there is an escape path for any trapped dust.

The drilling of the dust holes in the copy ring is an excellent solution and I would actually make those holes even larger.

Once again an excellent video despite your script writer's inability to differentiate between 1/4" and 1/8".

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Re: Whiteside 9500 Router Inlay Kit
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2015, 10:04 PM »
Peter

I agree yet another great video. Keep up the great work you do


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Re: Whiteside 9500 Router Inlay Kit
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2015, 01:07 AM »
Peter

I think the other reason that you cut the first piece wrong was that it appears, for only a brief period in your video, that you were cutting in an anticlockwise direction. It is important that when cutting a hole using a template that all cuts are in a clockwise direction as this uses the cutting action to hold the router hard against the template. I think that you need to use a template that is thicker than the height of the copy ring to ensure that there is an escape path for any trapped dust.

The drilling of the dust holes in the copy ring is an excellent solution and I would actually make those holes even larger.

Once again an excellent video despite your script writer's inability to differentiate between 1/4" and 1/8".

I did do the work in a clockwise direction but the clip shows the last "random moves" to get the odd bit out that I had missed. Thank you for raising the point as I should have mentioned it in the video.

I think that I may make the dust holes slightly larger. Anyone doing this must ensure that they do not hit any of the "superstructure" of that brass piece.

As for the script writer...

Have you ever watched the credits after a film with "Best Boy", "Grip", "Wardrobe Artist" and so on - well I am all of those and it never ceases to amaze me how I manage to get any woodwork done - there never seems to be a carpenter in the credits.

Cheers.

Peter
« Last Edit: May 19, 2015, 01:11 AM by Peter Parfitt »

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Re: Whiteside 9500 Router Inlay Kit
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2016, 07:13 PM »
I think I'll be looking into the Whiteside 9500 Router Inlay Kit. Seems like a useful and efficient work flow for small intricate inlays..

Thanks Peter for doing the research, making and sharing the video.. 
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Re: Whiteside 9500 Router Inlay Kit
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2017, 10:51 AM »
Just to clarify, doenst the OF 1010 in the US come with a guide bushing adapter plate? If so the Leigh 704R wouldnt be needed correct?
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Re: Whiteside 9500 Router Inlay Kit
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2017, 10:23 PM »
@ben_r_   The current USA scope of delivery includes a bushing adapter.

I think there have been several scopes over the years though. Mine from 4-5 years ago didn't include one. 

That said, it's plastic and not very good in my opinion. It's not sized to really allow for any centering like Peter showed in his video.  FT should be ashamed for charging $26 for it considering the one from Leigh in Peter's great video is metal and costs about the same.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2017, 10:33 PM by antss »

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Re: Whiteside 9500 Router Inlay Kit
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2017, 10:50 PM »
@ben_r_   The current USA scope of delivery includes a bushing adapter.

I think there have been several scopes over the years though. Mine from 4-5 years ago didn't include one. 

That said, it's plastic and not very good in my opinion. It's not sized to really allow for any centering like Peter showed in his video.  FT should be ashamed for charging $26 for it considering the one from Leigh in Peter's great video is metal and costs about the same.
Gotcha. My imperial OF 1010 is on its way. If it end up still coming with the plastic version I will probably order the Leigh.
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Re: Whiteside 9500 Router Inlay Kit
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2017, 02:00 AM »
I ordered one of these based on how easy the video made it look and it arrived today. Looks like were going to get snowed in this weekend so it looks like I'll have some time to play with it. Looking forward to see what I can do.