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TREND VARIJIG Part Dimensions Wanted?

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Martin King 217/02/2022 18:35:55
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Hi all.

We have just bought a load of almost new tools by VERITAS of Canada, all in lovely condition.

They include a VARIJIG adjustable system for routers etc.

There is one small very simple item missing which is called an anti-tilt block

antitilt.jpg

I was wondering if anyone has one of these could I please have the dimensions so I can knock one up?

Cheers, Martin

Martin King 217/02/2022 22:53:29
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Mark Easingwood17/02/2022 23:29:41
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Hi Martin,

I don't have this particular jig, but I think the block will be the same thickness as the frame, other dimensions not critical. I guess it is screwed to router base to stop router tipping over, when balancing on the narrow frame.

I just stick a suitable block of wood on the base with double sided tape, when using home made jigs.

Instructions for Varijig are here ;-

Varijig PDF

Mark.

Martin King 218/02/2022 09:13:25
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Hi Mark,

Thanks for getting back to me.

I guess the missing part is on a router somewhere.

I will make up a small alloy block with a suitable thread and put that with the jig.

I have been looking at the Veritas tenon and dovetail saws that we got and they really are top notch quality, I had forgotten how good Veritas tools are, although some are a bit on the gimmicky side.

Cheers, Martin

Martin Connelly18/02/2022 09:27:59
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I think it will be the same thickness as the frame plus the thickness of the part of the template guide that rests on top of the frame.

Martin C

John Haine18/02/2022 10:33:22
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**LINK**

£3.90 from Trend Direct.

Mark Easingwood18/02/2022 12:55:49
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Hi again,

Trend Router Bases are tapped M6, so you only need a clearance hole and counterbore.

Plastic/Nylon/Wood would also be ok to use. The Trend one is probably plastic, so it won't mark the job.

For Reference the piece in this picture is 70mm long x 20mm wide.

The Guide Bushes are flush with the router base, so don't add anything to the thickness of the jig.

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Regards,

Mark

Jeff Dayman18/02/2022 13:22:00
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You might be able to get info directly from Lee Valley / Veritas, they are in Ottawa Ontario Canada and are very much still in business.

Link to their customer service info is below

https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/customerservice

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