Thanks. I'm new to this and hoping to avoid major foul ups.I will work, but you need to secure things better, and take lighter cuts. Slow the bit up a little, and put some tap magic for aluminum on the aluminum, and keep adding it to prevent the AL from sticking to the router bit..
Yes I am using a router table. I have a jig to hold a 3 1/2 length of tubing. I use this set up for cutting the mortise on a fly reel seat. I want to make an aluminum or nickel silver clad seat with a wood insert. I found a picture on line but I am not sure if I can get it inserted here. I know a picture would be worth a thousand words.Are you hand feeding on a router table?
BobThe things is like any machine operation care and setup are very important to getting safe quality results. I was once hit by a piece of flying aluminum plate and the wound in my gut looked like I had been shot. I could tell any story I wanted to about the scar and it would be believable.
First of all thanks to everyone who has provided input on my project. I have some pictures of the set up I use for wooden reel seats and the setup I'm contemplating for the metal clad reel seat.If you can post a picture of your setup you are using, we might come up with a way to get it done.
Again thanks to all who responded! I decided to just wade in and use the nickel silver tube rather than the aluminum. The finish project is serviceable. Next time it will be better including a different knurl. A router will work for this project but I am positive there are better ways.First of all thanks to everyone who has provided input on my project. I have some pictures of the set up I use for wooden reel seats and the setup I'm contemplating for the metal clad reel seat.
Since aluminum has some sticky properties I may just use some nickel silver tube instead. The wall thickness is about .016.
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Thanks-I'll try againThere is a way to upload pics here using tapatalk that are not red x's , that's what your pics are ,you can see them but we see red x. Search uploading pics using tapatalk, I think it has somthing to do with a paper clip not a pic