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In this article, the author of the YouTube channel “izzy swan” will tell you about an interesting technique for making embossed wooden surfaces.
Author's technique for making embossed wooden surfaces surfaces assumes the use of a modified base for the router, which allows you to hold it at different angles.
These corrugated samples were obtained precisely thanks to this technology.
Despite the machines used by the master, such a nozzle is quite simple to manufacture, and its design can be adjusted to almost any vertical mill.
Materials required for homemade products.
– Sheet plywood, dowel
– Bakelite wing nuts < br> – Screws, washers, nuts, wood screws, steel clamp
– Masking tape, double-sided tape, sandpaper
– Two-component second glue, glue stick.
Tools used by the author.
– Manual router
– Milling cutters for wood
– Drilling machine, Forstner drills
– Screwdriver, wood drills with countersink
– Multifunctional guide for drill
– Band saw, blades for band saws
– Miter saw + circular, pusher, orbital sander
– Screwdriver with a set of bits
– Multitool (pocket tool)
– Awl, tape measure, pencil.
So, the author had a worn-out figured cutter with a thrust bearing. It was decided to give it a second life, for which the bearing was removed from the cutter, and the axle was ground flush with the cutting edges.
With the help of a new inclined platform, it became possible to use the remaining cutting edges, and milling such surfaces.
Although the sole of the new base has noticeably reduced the viewing angle due to the small opening, there was enough clearance, to perform all the necessary operations with a high degree of accuracy.
It is about the manufacture of this adjustable base that will be discussed.
So, as is the case in most cases, this project begins by cutting out wood segments of the required format on a circular saw. In our case, this is mainly 12 mm plywood, as well as a couple of pieces of 20 mm plywood.
When all the elements are ready, the master sticks masking tape to the upper surfaces. A printed template is glued to single parts.
To get the same duplicate parts, over the tape he applies a couple more strips of double-sided tape, and connects both parts. Thanks to this technology, the author saves himself the need to peel off double-sided tape from surfaces after cutting out the parts.
Now pre-prepared templates are glued to the upper part of the blanks, according to which structural elements will be cut.
Using an awl, the centers of the holes are punctured so that the drill immediately stands in the desired position. < br> Holes are drilled on a drilling machine. The same work can be done using a screwdriver with such a multifunctional guide.
Next, the profile itself/the contours of the parts are cut out on the band saw. Although the same work can be done with a conventional or electric jigsaw, replacing the arched elements with straight ones. The form is not important here. The only difficulty in this project may be the internal arcuate cut, with which the angle of inclination of the router will be adjusted. In this case, if you do not have an electric jigsaw or an openwork saw, you can use a hand jigsaw.
Next, the edges of the parts are processed on an orbital grinding machine.
The master performs cutting of small elements on a miter saw. For safe processing, it uses a special manual clamp. The production of such a clamp was described in detail in one of the articles.
In this project, there are also some very small parts, the side faces of which should have an angle of 45 degrees. The author is in no hurry to cut the blanks for these parts immediately to the required size (since working with small shapes is always noticeably more difficult and more dangerous), but at first he cuts out the same 45-degree angle on each of them, which was discussed above on the circular saw. < br> Cutting into small elements is carried out with a miter saw, but it can also be done on a circular machine.
The next stage is assembly of the saddle, against which the router body will be pressed.
To stop using clamps, the author uses wood glue, which comes with an activator that speeds up the gluing process at times.
Through holes are drilled in the sides of the saddle through which the clamp strip will be passed.
Two plates are also attached to the sides of the saddle with glue.
For reliability, the craftsman drives them into a pair of 30-mm screws. To prevent the wood from cracking, pilot holes are pre-drilled in it using a countersink drill.
So, the holder and two swivel elements are ready.
Then these parts are assembled.
After assembling the upper part of the structure, you can fasten it to the sole.
The connection is first made with glue, and later will be reinforced with screws. Therefore, the author marks out the middle lines in advance, and drills pilot holes along them.
A hole is made in the middle of the sole with a 30-mm Forstner drill, through which it will carry out its work cutter, in a position where the whole structure is at right angles to the table surface.
Two cuts are made on the band saw from the wide edge to the central hole. In this case, the sides get the shape of rounded trapezoids.
Now you can glue the racks to the base, while the entire add-in should be assembled.
This adhesive connection is also reinforced with self-tapping screws.
On the sides of the new rig, the master glues and screws two handles made of 25-mm round timber (nagel).
After the glue hardens, the author removes the router holder in order to stretch the crimp clamp into the holes.
It remains to fix the router on the saddle, pressing the body to it with a clamp. The position of the inclined part is fixed with a wing nut.
Rigging is ready!
Holding a rectangular part between two parallel planks, the master mills a series of grooves in it.
The workpiece is turned 90 degrees, and a series of transverse grooves is milled.
It remains to saturate the item with linseed oil.
Such relief surfaces can be made with a conventional router with such equipment.
Thanks to the author for the interesting implementation of the tilt-adjustable base for the router.
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