This initial beveller handles all phases of strip preparation. It is powered by a 2 hp router with speed variable from 8 to 25,000 rpm. The strip dimension is controlled by vertical adjustment of the router above a stationary bed. A dial indicator provides a direct read-out of the strip dimension.
The Multi-Track performs the same operations as bevellers costing over $2000 and it is portable.
There are 4 quick-change fixtures. The hold-downs are common to all fixtures.
Fixture #1 flattens the strip and relieves the pith area for later node displacing
Fixture #1a is for trimming the strip edge to remove kinks
Outside track- Cuts the initial 60º angle on the square strip
Inside track- Cuts the 60º angle on the opposite edge
Fixture #3 – This fixture cuts a .0015”/inch taper on the strips and
minimizes the work needed on the planing form.
Outside track Cuts the taper for butts and mids
Inside track Cuts the taper for tips
The ¾ inch carbide cutter has 3 flutes that allows cutting at lower speed
and with reduced noise.
2 ¼ inch vacuum hose connection ported from rear.
Fixtures #1, 1a & 2 are made of Polyethylene for wear resistance and low friction.
Fixture #3 is precision machined from hard maple.
Custom machined tapering fixtures are available
to accommodate swelled butts and bamboo ferrules.
Hold-down rollers are acetal (Delrin) with bronze bearings.
Additional fixtures available for 4 & 5 sided construction.
Optional accessories available for fluting & scalloping to produce hollow rods.
Also a contour milling cutter to remove the enamel.