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Offline TinyShop

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Re: Woodpecker Variable Router Jig - Now In Stock
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2019, 03:48 PM »
@TinyShop I don't have either to measure but from the literature I believe the MFS is 16mm thick and the Woodpecker offering is 18mm. So not that much difference.

Ron

I had a question into Woodpeckers about something else and so asked them to clarify the thickness spec for the template. The spec for the aluminium profile is .700" (17.78mm) but in practice it varies up to, and this a direct quote, "+/- .010"[(.25mm)], but typically it is better than that". So there you have it! :)

Also, corroborating the earlier responses by @rvieceli and @Cheese , Brice Burrell's Supplemental Manual for the MFS states that the profile measures 16mm thick:

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Offline cpw

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Re: Woodpecker Variable Router Jig - Now In Stock
« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2019, 06:52 PM »
There is a plastic piece that fits into the slots and ensures proper alignment. Hence, only one central screw is required.
The plastic piece has little nubs that fit into the perpendicular rail, which get you 99% of the way there and are probably sufficient with a single screw.  When I had one screw tightened, but not the other; there was a fraction of an mm of flex that I could push on with my finger and get them out of plane.  I could not do that with both screws tightened.  Of course, that's not particularly real world.

Offline Farming_Sawyer

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Re: Woodpecker Variable Router Jig - Now In Stock
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2019, 05:28 PM »
The mfs can be used for routing circles... Can the woodpecker?
CT 26E, RO125, sys-mft, sys-toolbox, a bunch of 30 year old tools I'm looking to replace.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Woodpecker Variable Router Jig - Now In Stock
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2019, 10:19 PM »
The mfs can be used for routing circles... Can the woodpecker?

All the Woodpecker extrusion needs is a pivot point.

I know it may be blasphemous to some, but I've drilled holes through my MFS to secure it to the substrate with screws. It's just an aluminum extrusion.

Offline Farming_Sawyer

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Re: Woodpecker Variable Router Jig - Now In Stock
« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2019, 06:48 AM »
The mfs can be used for routing circles... Can the woodpecker?

All the Woodpecker extrusion needs is a pivot point.

I know it may be blasphemous to some, but I've drilled holes through my MFS to secure it to the substrate with screws. It's just an aluminum extrusion.

Good point. I've thought about doing the same once I get something, so I can secure it to the floor......
CT 26E, RO125, sys-mft, sys-toolbox, a bunch of 30 year old tools I'm looking to replace.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Woodpecker Variable Router Jig - Now In Stock
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2019, 09:17 AM »
Good point. I've thought about doing the same once I get something, so I can secure it to the floor......

FWIW...here it is screwed to 3/4" ply to allow me to rout out some HVAC vents in Brazilian cherry. You really don't notice the screws or the holes, however it makes for a very robust method to prevent any movement of the MFS. I have no regrets...none. [smile]


Offline bkharman

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Re: Woodpecker Variable Router Jig - Now In Stock
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2019, 10:43 PM »
Good point. I've thought about doing the same once I get something, so I can secure it to the floor......

FWIW...here it is screwed to 3/4" ply to allow me to rout out some HVAC vents in Brazilian cherry. You really don't notice the screws or the holes, however it makes for a very robust method to prevent any movement of the MFS. I have no regrets...none. [smile]

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Cheese, that looks like a better job for the Shaper Origin

After a week long delay mine comes tomorrow. Can’t wait to eat some wood and domino tape!

Cheers. Bryan.


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Offline Farming_Sawyer

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Re: Woodpecker Variable Router Jig - Now In Stock
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2019, 07:16 AM »
Good point. I've thought about doing the same once I get something, so I can secure it to the floor......

FWIW...here it is screwed to 3/4" ply to allow me to rout out some HVAC vents in Brazilian cherry. You really don't notice the screws or the holes, however it makes for a very robust method to prevent any movement of the MFS. I have no regrets...none. [smile]

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Thanks. That's exactly one of the applications I have in mind.
CT 26E, RO125, sys-mft, sys-toolbox, a bunch of 30 year old tools I'm looking to replace.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Woodpecker Variable Router Jig - Now In Stock
« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2019, 10:50 AM »

Cheese, that looks like a better job for the Shaper Origin

After a week long delay mine comes tomorrow. Can’t wait to eat some wood and domino tape!


No kidding Bryan... [smile]  That Shaper Origin would have made this HVAC grill madness a lot easier. Here's a photo.

I received my Origin right before Christmas but haven't fired it up yet. I'm still trying to figure out .svg files.  [crying] [crying]




Offline PeterJJames13

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Re: Woodpecker Variable Router Jig - Now In Stock
« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2019, 11:02 AM »

Cheese, that looks like a better job for the Shaper Origin

After a week long delay mine comes tomorrow. Can’t wait to eat some wood and domino tape!


No kidding Bryan... [smile]  That Shaper Origin would have made this HVAC grill madness a lot easier. Here's a photo.

I received my Origin right before Christmas but haven't fired it up yet. I'm still trying to figure out .svg files.  [crying] [crying]

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I'm with you @Cheese  - still working on my Fusion skills.......

Offline Cheese

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Re: Woodpecker Variable Router Jig - Now In Stock
« Reply #40 on: February 01, 2019, 11:14 AM »
The mfs can be used for routing circles... Can the woodpecker?

FWIW...here's how it's done on the MFS.
An extrusion connector
A 8mm bushing
A 5mm SHCS
 [smile]




Offline bkharman

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Re: Woodpecker Variable Router Jig - Now In Stock
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2019, 06:38 PM »

Cheese, that looks like a better job for the Shaper Origin

After a week long delay mine comes tomorrow. Can’t wait to eat some wood and domino tape!


No kidding Bryan... [smile]  That Shaper Origin would have made this HVAC grill madness a lot easier. Here's a photo.

I received my Origin right before Christmas but haven't fired it up yet. I'm still trying to figure out .svg files.  [crying] [crying]

(Attachment Link)

Mine just came today. I can wait to have it slip out of that dirty cardboard box tomorrow!!

I have a lot of projects in mind and a backlog of them as well.

Origin or MFS... those covers look great!!

Cheers. Bryan.


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Offline ken257

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Re: Woodpecker Variable Router Jig - Now In Stock
« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2019, 11:10 AM »
Many years ago I had an MFS 400 and a pair of 700mm extrusions, but sold it when offered the right price. I have been kicking myself ever since. There are several projects coming up where the MFS would get used extensively. I ordered Woodpeckers VRJ over the weekend and am looking forward to it. The double connectors seem like a substantial improvement over the single one on the MFS. I went with the 18"X18" version along with 2 48" extrusions. Hopefully the 18" sections can be joined together to make a larger system when combined with the 48" extrusions. I am sure I can fabricate some connectors to do the job. The 18" set seemed to be a better size for most uses. The set can then be expanded when needed. This time I will not be selling it because shop made single use jigs are a waste of valuable time that is better spent elsewhere, that is how the expense is justified.