Does anyone know if the StewMac Precision Router Base will work with the Proxxon IB/E?
Also, is the StewMac the only and best option? I guess I'm wondering about the durability of an acrylic jig.
The best is this one in my opinion. I own it and it is just great, but the cost is very high.
I also own the Stew Mac base and several others (Dremels old and new). The Stew Mack is
a nice base to use once setup but it is difficult to adjust and the knurled locking knob/nuts
tend to work loose. The only reason I still use it, is I have the Stew Mac Rosette trench cutting
Dremel mounting jig and I use it to hog out material in the rosette trench once I score the trench in with my Schnieder/Gramal rosette blade/cutter tool.
Sorry here is the url for the bishop cochran router base.
Yes, I have lusted after the Cochran router base. I'd have to step up to the Colt to justify it and that's $375 for the pair. One day when I've been good and the Lords of Kobol smile upon me.
I just looked at the pictures of your jig again and (this is NOT a knock because I think it's great) but it hit me that it looks something like a cross between R2D2 and an Saturn 5 rocket launch gantry. I actually laughed but it didn't do a thing to the streak of envy I have. It's just COOL.
I set up the slotting jig and the Proxxon router base allowed almost no visibility of the slot. So, I cut out the front of the Proxxon base mimicking the Cochran base. I had to take off the plunge springs to get low enough because the acrylic is 3/8th doubled up.
I would be interested in making this cut too! What have you used for cutting the router base? It seem a pretty decent cut.
Okay...I finally got up my nerve (after rereading three repair books and reviewing jig instructions) and cut the slot. Went off without a hitch. The modified Proxxon base has great visibility and is as steady as a rock. The slot is very clean. Now, just a little rosewood dust and superglue to fill an a few imperfections on the rosewood insert.
Thanks again, Hesh for your generous gift!
You are very welcome Robbie and nice job too!