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  • #556050
    Mark68
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    Good news.

    I found a website that offers ‘cut to size’ polycarbonate plastic sheets. I just ordered two pieces for a total of £10.74 and that includes delivery.

    http://www.cutmyplastic.co.uk

    I will let you know if the product is any good, but for £10 it was worth a try. Especially as another website I was looking at, wanted to stick on a surcharge of £40.01 extra!

    Width: 270mm
    Length: 120mm
    Thickness: 4mm
    Rounded Corners: 2mm

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #556072
    rodmeza
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    Totally right! A nice piece of beech would be ideal to mimick old wooden planes. I had to “settle” for an old plank of rosewood since I couldn’t get hold of a properly wide beech board here. Cheers!

    #556926
    Mark68
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    The two 4mm thick polycarbonate bases should be with me soon.

    Can I drill holes into them, using the same bits I used on the wooden base, and can I also use normal wood screws to affix the base to the Stanley?

    Or will I need special bits/screws because it is polycarbonate?

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #556967
    Craig
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    I’d be inclined to drill and tap the polycarbonate to take an M5 or M6 flat head machine screw.
    Craig

    SW Pennsylvania

    #556970
    Mark68
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    #557190
    Mark68
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    It seems I need to purchase a special drill bit that goes through the polycarbonate.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #557206
    Sven-Olof Jansson
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    Don’t want to be a killjoy, but I think you will be forced and compelled to be quite elaborate on this one.

    First, to make sure that your screws won’t protrude, it might be advantageous to use flat headed screws that allow for washers between the screw head and the router base. (Axminster used to have very nice m6 x 15 for hex keys, but I can’t find them).

    It might be necessary to use a transfer punch or snugly fitting drill bit to mark the holes on the sub-base. Then that will have to be drilled and finally threaded.

    Sven-Olof Jansson
    London, UK; Boston, MA

    #557209
    Mark68
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    Yup. Either way, I am going to have to get a little creative here with the polycarbonate. I’m not sure why the wooden sole router base doesn’t allow for en