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Blog entry by DaveTPilot posted 11-16-2010 06:32 AM 9924 reads 57 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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#1 posted 11-16-2010 12:44 PM

Dave, this is an interesting video that packs quite a bit of info about the details with your router table. I am seriously considering rebuilding mine (when I can take care of the other projects “commissioned” by my wife, of course) and this gives me some ideas.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 11-16-2010 12:45 PM

Great idea! Thanks for taking the time to make the excellent video.

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#3 posted 11-16-2010 02:37 PM

This great vidio has come just at the right time, I’m in need of something like this.If you dont mind I would like to use many of your ideas,and build one similar to yours.
Thanks for posting this great vidio,and your very cool router lift.

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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#4 posted 11-16-2010 03:34 PM

That is really cool. Nice bit of engineering. Now just get a socket that you can chuck into your corldess drill to power the movement…lol.

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#5 posted 11-16-2010 05:42 PM

Brilliantly done.

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH,

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#6 posted 11-17-2010 06:58 AM

Dave -

Very nicely done and I truly appreciate the simplicity and, dare I say, elegance of the design… so much so that I will be modeling much of my future router table build after yours

Thanks for the video

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#7 posted 11-17-2010 03:22 PM

That’s really cool Dave. Very simple. Best of all it probably didn’t cost anywhere near the amount of a commercial router lift. You’ve given me some ideas on how to make one for my router table. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#8 posted 11-17-2010 10:45 PM

Thank you all for the great compliments. Feel free to use any of the concepts. I love finding ways to build jigs and fixtures at a fraction of the cost of commercial equivalents.

As far as cost goes for the lift…I’d estimate about $30!

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette

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#9 posted 11-18-2010 02:45 AM

Dave, Thanks for taking the time to put the video together. I really like the dust channel under the fence. That saves on having a T with one hose above and one below. Very slick.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#10 posted 11-18-2010 05:35 AM

Ingenious. . .


-- Kit, Paso Robles, CA,

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#11 posted 11-18-2010 08:05 AM

Nice video, with some good ideas I’ll be able to use. Thanks.

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#12 posted 11-19-2010 03:40 PM

Brilliant Dave. Awesome engineering.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#13 posted 01-14-2011 06:38 PM

Thanks for the great video. I am looking to make my own router table also and you have given me some really good ideas.

-- Addition by subtraction

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#14 posted 01-14-2011 06:51 PM

cool idea, nice vid.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#15 posted 02-11-2011 03:08 AM

Very nice do you have any videos of the thing in use?

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