Continuing with my router table obsession:
I was flying from Orlando, FL to Fort Myers, FL the other day and this idea popped into my head. I like to make keepsake boxes and with this setup I can adjust the router’s height while the router is on without the danger of raising it too high.
I used a universal choke kit that I bought at Advance Auto Parts for about $12. The digital caliper is from Harbor Freight and was less than $10. The springs help take the slack out when raising the bit height. A pin holds it in place. The spring tension can be released by removing the pin and moving the hard maple arm toward the caliper for lowering the bit.
I have some ideas to improve the design that I will be working on. The family is demanding my attention so I have to go for now.
-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com