Well now that the router table was done, the one thing I’ve always wanted is a router lift. The Craftsman router I have is absolutely horrible at setting depth, the whole mechanism locks up so I just have to keep fudging it until I get it to the proper height (not ideal).
I found this in Shopnotes a while ago and within a couple weeks of me starting my table I noticed Steve Ramsey from Woodworking For Mere Mortals built it as well so it was nice to see the whole process come to light. I bought the parts for this back when I started the table so I was able to build it as soon as I finished up the table.
I actually had a hell of a time with this project (mostly because I didn’t follow some of the steps) but to get things to line up perfectly and everything moving correctly took a bit of playing around. Overall though it turned out really well and it’s a great little addition to my new router table. Currently I have a socket wrench to move it up and down but am probably going to make a little homemade socket specifically for this task so I can move it up faster than with the socket wrench.