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Blog entry by John Nixon posted 1972 days ago 2267 reads 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone,

Over the weekend, I made two videos on how to do the wiring for my Motorized Router Lift. If you were thinking of making one for yourself, this video series should help you along a bit. The electronics are pretty simple, so don’t be intimidated.

I also show how to make a cool looking and functional control panel for the Motorized Router Lift:Contol Panel

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com



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Julian

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#1 posted 1972 days ago

pretty cool idea John. Very well done.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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Karson

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#2 posted 1972 days ago

John: I made the digital lift but haven’t got to the electric lift. I’m going to have to try it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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John Stegall

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#3 posted 1972 days ago

I appreciate this. I keep putting off making one of these, now I just have to locate my soldering iron.

-- jstegall

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scarpenter002

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#4 posted 1969 days ago

Cool idea John. I may have to try this. It would be a good use of one my cordless drills that is now batteryless. It just cheaper to get a new one than to replace the battery, but converting it over to a transformer would be easy. You have inspired me.

-- Scott in Texas

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John Nixon

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#5 posted 1969 days ago

Thanks for all the nice responses guys. I encourage all of you to give it a try – once you get it going, you’ll wonder how you got along without one before! Feel free to contact me if you need assistance.

To John Stegall - here’s your chance to buy one of those new fangled soldering irons that gets hot instantly when you press the button. I’ve never tried one, but they sure look cool. I’m still using the same $5 soldering iron I’ve had for last 15 years…waiting for it to die so I can get a new one.

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com

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John Nixon

189 posts in 2658 days


#6 posted 1969 days ago

Hey Karson, have you seen the Wixey Digital Router readout? It’s $79 – man, that’s a deal compared to the alternatives we’ve had in the past.

Link: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=21509

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com

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Karson

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#7 posted 1969 days ago

Yes I have John. It’s cheaper than I paid/

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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