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Blog entry by JSB posted 522 days ago 2142 reads 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made good progress on the router lifts this week. I am torn on how I really want to do the table top though. The cabinet is going to be a pretty neat design. Here’s the progress

Writeup on my site

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com



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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 521 days ago

Really cool idea. Do both sides lift? Is there a way to make adjustments by hand?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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JSB

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#2 posted 521 days ago

Yeah, both sides lift the same way. The threaded rod I have coming out of the lift will be cut down and I will install a handle of some sort to do all the cranking by hand Each side will have a height crank and also a locking crank. There will also be two locking knobs to lock the lifts in place. It is based on this lift build here

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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jap

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#3 posted 521 days ago

great job

-- Joel

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Dakkar

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#4 posted 521 days ago

Fascinating. My mind is bending trying to figure out what to do with a dual router table, though. I’ll be watching.

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Douger

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#5 posted 521 days ago

Nice job, Jay. I just finished building Matthias Wandel’s tilting router lift. As you suggest, I wouldn’t have attempted building it if I didn’t have a bandsaw. But since my lovely wife saw fit to get me a bandsaw for Christmas, I decided to go for it. Matthias’ plans are also quite good, and a bargain at $14. Heisz’s design is very cool, too, and probably would have been easier to build, but I’ve enjoyed building the Wandel lift. Working on a new router table now…

I’ve enjoyed watching your videos, by the way.

—Doug in Kansas

-- Doug, Kansas, http://newwoodshop.wordpress.com

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jussi

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#6 posted 520 days ago

Nice work. Have you put it to use yet? How well does it hold it’s depth setting when in use?

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JSB

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#7 posted 520 days ago

No use yet. I’m actually in the shop right now working on the top…

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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Roger

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#8 posted 520 days ago

Very kool idea, and trial run. I would try to shorten it up a bit. The router wouldn’t have to go up-n-down to that much of a degree.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 520 days ago

neat idea!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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