Overdoing it – drawers for the router bench

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Routers need bits, not just cutting bits, but clamps, collets, spanners, t-bolts, feeler gauges, laptop, and other random crap. So I made some drawers for the crap, to fit under the router bench. This was a chance to explore relief carving, coz I’ve lots more of this to do. Original image from Ashlyn’s dirty cup …

Vertigotech router – Controlling noise and dust

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Routers are painfully noisy and throw dust everywhere. If I wanted that, I’d go to Burning Man (again). So: Step 1 – Dust Shoe Vertigo do a dust shoe to stop chips flying everywhere. They were kind enough to give this to me for free, as the magnets aren’t perfectly aligned, but it still grips …

How easy is it to copy a physical object? Very easy (in this special case).

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The Old Government Buildings in Wellington is one of the largest wooden buildings in the world. I’ve walked past it on a regular basis for fifteen years but it wasn’t until this morning that I noticed the beautiful cast iron grills over the ventilation holes to the sub-floor. So I thought – I want that. …