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New Jack 112 build

#1 Post by Rickyvt » Wed May 27, 2020 4:17 pm

So I decided to make 4 Jacks, and for the first time I made a router template for the baffles. The first one came out OK, but should I straighten the corners or can I leave them as they are?

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Re: New Jack 112 build

#2 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Wed May 27, 2020 4:20 pm

Leave them.

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Re: New Jack 112 build

#3 Post by Rickyvt » Wed May 27, 2020 4:23 pm

Thanks, I kinda like it this way. On to the next ones...

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Re: New Jack 112 build

#4 Post by Charles Jenkinson » Thu May 28, 2020 1:10 am

I love the router template - straight cut plates, fixed down - so simple and way neater than drilling and jig sawing, which I did on mine. I don't think I knew about the size for size copying router bit when I made my baffles - same as a lot of things really. Nice work.
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Re: New Jack 112 build

#5 Post by Rickyvt » Thu May 28, 2020 4:32 pm

Thanks! I know what my baffles would have looked like if I had made them with a jig saw, so I really wanted to try this... Takes some time but it’s worth the effort...
One thing I also did was change the table saw blade for a better one. What a difference that makes... had it laying around for years :wall:

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Re: New Jack 112 build

#6 Post by Bruce Weldy » Thu May 28, 2020 5:27 pm

Rickyvt wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 4:32 pm

One thing I also did was change the table saw blade for a better one. What a difference that makes... had it laying around for years :wall:
Amazing how much better sharp tools work, right?

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Re: New Jack 112 build

#7 Post by Rickyvt » Fri May 29, 2020 9:08 am

Yes, it makes me smile instead of curse as I cut...

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Re: New Jack 112 build

#8 Post by NukePooch » Fri May 29, 2020 11:16 am

Bruce Weldy wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 5:27 pm
Rickyvt wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 4:32 pm

One thing I also did was change the table saw blade for a better one. What a difference that makes... had it laying around for years :wall:
Amazing how much better sharp tools work, right?
...where were you guys when I had smoke pouring off of my 1/2" roundover router bit a week ago? LOL.
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Re: New Jack 112 build

#9 Post by Rickyvt » Sun May 31, 2020 9:41 am

NukePooch wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 11:16 am
Bruce Weldy wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 5:27 pm
Rickyvt wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 4:32 pm

One thing I also did was change the table saw blade for a better one. What a difference that makes... had it laying around for years :wall:
Amazing how much better sharp tools work, right?
...where were you guys when I had smoke pouring off of my 1/2" roundover router bit a week ago? LOL.
I decided to buy a new router bit, you can see the difference:
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Re: New Jack 112 build

#10 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Sun May 31, 2020 9:51 am

Sharp bits are a necessity, but also key to clean results is minimizing the cut depth. With something like the baffle cut most of the wood out with a jig saw, leaving 1/8 inch or so for final trimming with the router. With round overs take three or four shallow passes rather than one or two deep passes.

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Re: New Jack 112 build

#11 Post by Rickyvt » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:10 am

I'll remember that for my future router work... Meanwhile I started to put a few things together (everything except the bottom)
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Re: New Jack 112 build

#12 Post by Rickyvt » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:48 am

Meanwhile I am looking for top hats, but can't find any plastic ones, only metal top hats here in Europe... should I sand them a little for better glueing?

Edit: found a link on this forum to Blue Aran in the UK... :hyper:

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Re: New Jack 112 build

#13 Post by Grey Owl » Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:59 am

Hi Ricky
That's very clean work you've done there.
Very nice.
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Re: New Jack 112 build

#14 Post by Rickyvt » Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:38 pm

Thanks, not enough free time to move as fast as I would want to but enjoying every minute of this build. Glued the top yesterday, waiting for the delivery from Blue Aran...
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Re: New Jack 112 build

#15 Post by Rickyvt » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:41 pm

Little steps...
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