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Router Table with Motorized Lift

08-26-2013 03:35 PM by Denco | 5 comments »

First time posting a project. I’m still a novice and was in way over my head, but after a long time, here’s my router table. The lift is motorized using a PLC controller and a 12VDC motor normally used for automatic car seats in Honda automobiles. The 120VAC to 12VDC conversion was accomplished using a computer power supply. Most of the wood I used was cheap wood from the big box stores or ugly scraps I had on-hand, so I painted it red, white, and blue and put clear coats over it....

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Building a better woodshop #2: motorized ceiling cord reel: early plan and BoM

07-30-2012 02:48 PM by Sodabowski | 2 comments »

Here is a screenshot of the first prototype plan from top and side views. Full size here. The overall dimensions are 11” height and 13 3/4” outer diameter. Bill of Materials:- plywood: TBD, scraps could do if you can make segmented turnings, outer shell can be a pyramid or a cone- motor: $10- power supply unit: $10- Lazy Susan bearings: $4.50 plus postage (or get them at your local DYI store)- misc electric stuff: depending on the command mode. If RC, add around $20.-...

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Grab the popcorn - this one's a long video

07-06-2007 02:03 AM by John Nixon | 11 comments »

This 26 minute woodworking video illustrates a complete project from start to finish. You will see the principles of loose tenon (or floating tenon) joinery applied to make a sturdy tool stand. Shown in the video: Stock preparation using the planer and jointer. Making legs, aprons, and cross members for the project. Mortising on the router table. Having a repeatable setup for mortising by using a modified tenon jig. Efficient mortising technique – this project has 32 mortises. The...

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My Math teacher might be proud of this

07-06-2007 01:59 AM by John Nixon | 9 comments »

With the aid of my motorized router lift, I can create medium to large circles on the router table easily. Forget that router trammel or bandsaw circle jig, with this method, you can make circles on your router table with no dust and no fuss. This method is safer, cleaner and more accurate than many other methods. If you have a router table with a miter slot, check out this setup! The scale is based on the pythagoream thoreom. THe hypotenuse of a right triangle is changed to alter ...

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