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    My Pantorouter is complete!

    Well I got the Pantorouter completed this weekend. It had me a little nervous as there are so many areas where things could get out of wack if not laid out properly. I did all the alignment checks according to the plans and she cam out perfect. Not bad considering all the holes were drilled on a $169 floor model no name drill press with a ton of slop in the quill.
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    This is the template guide for a mortise and tenon joint. The first photo its already setup to cut the mortise and in the second photo is the template for the tenon.
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    Here are a few photos of a test mortise and tenon I cut with it. I cut a thru mortise so I could easily check the fit of the tenon.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    San Antonio, Texas
    Wow! Looks like it works great, Alan!
    Billy B.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Very cool Alan! Can't wait for you to build your first "Joe's CNC" project.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Very cool. If you get a chance, I'd love to see a video of the pantorouter in action. (Heck, I'd like to see any of your new jigs in action.)
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Wow! The end result looks perfect. There is no way that I would have the guts to try to build something like that. I think you earned any production help this unit gives you.

    Enjoy it,

    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

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