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I have recently had some correspondence with Yaron from Israel who is a B.Sc.T.E. in product design who has sent some photos of his WoodRat mods to share with us.
Yaron has a website here which is well worth a visit.
Yaron uses a
Bosch 1617evs 2.25hp router which
is not a model that I am familiar with. Looks good though.
He uses a metal working lathe to good effect and has made a superb job of this M+T attachment.
An example of a finished joint.
|Yaron has his 'Rat mounted on a small cabinet|
The 'Rat is easily de-mountable from the cupboard which is a good space saving idea.
|Very interesting router table there Yaron! I bet you don't get any rusting problems there?!||
|Yaron is in the process of making a set of six chairs and here is some prepared stock with the tenons cut on the 'Rat and here is one assembled.|
|A second chair in African Walnut completed.|
Yaron has kindly sent me an update of work in progress on his chairs. (March 05)
A new American Black Walnut chair. He turns this
|What gorgeous wood! Just look at the subtle shape of the back here.|
|Here is another in Imboya||and what about this one in Cherry|
Wow!!! All finished. Superb craftsmanship. Its amazing what can be done with a WoodRat and excellent design skills.
20 March 05
Thanks for the feed back Yaron.
Bob has sent in a brilliant idea that was was originally posted in an earlier WoodRat (now lost) forum. It shows his method of working directly from a full sized working drawing. It does of course entail drilling and threading some holes in your machine but I found that to be very easy to do. Oh, by the way, Bob doesn't use this method of mounting his WoodRat permanently!! It was just an easy way to photograph the setup.
"It occurred to me that it would be useful to cut direct from a drawing,
rather than mark out on the work-piece. The jig devised was used to
successfully cut numerous window holes in the sides of pre-formed railway
coach sides (about 650mm long). The length of the windows varied
considerably on each coach and coach to coach, as did their spacing so the
ability to work these sizes directly from a drawing was of great help. The
height of the windows did not vary very much, only requiring four stops on
the aluminium guide rails. The close-up photo shows an extended scale, the
"arm" screwed to the left hand end of the Rat body, with two lines marking
the width of the cut. In use I had to be careful to set this to the "waste
area", or the window would have been oversize by the width of the cutter!
Apart from plunging the cutter, all attention was focused on the drawing and
scale during the machining. The coach sides were pinned through waste
material at each end and the drawings were held by drawing pins or tape."
Brilliant Bob, thanks for sharing the idea.
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