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Creating Wooden Crossover Track

Crossover tracks are the most complicated wooden tracks I have made to date. I started with making a straight-line crossover track where the connecting tracks are just straight lines between the two sets of parallel tracks.

After successfully creating a straight line crossover I set my sights on a curved crossover where the connecting tracks curve gradually away form one set of tracks and then switch directions to curve gradually back into the other set of tracks. Read more »

Tools: air compressor, Colt, pin nailer, router, router table

Tags: toys

Making a Colt Router Base

My wife's father gave me an old sign making kit that used to be her grandfathers. Until recently, I'd forgotten I had it. I'd put it away unused because at the time I didn't own any router bushings and the ones that came with the kit were for some old Craftsman router.

When I bought my Colt, I remembered that I had it. I thought playing around with the sign making kit would be a good test for the router. Unfortunately the Porter Cable style router bushings I had acquired since coming into possession of the kit don't work with the standard base, so I made my own base. Read more »

Tools: Colt, drill press, Forstner, router, router bushings

Tags: Bosch, Menards

Materials: plexiglas