My new shop-made slot mortiser is ready for a test cut. Yesterday, Friday the 13th, the carrier delivered my two new toggle clamps. I drilled the holes for them in the clamping block and installed them. For now I will leave both assemblies on the one large plywood base. I am considering separating or cutting the base so each assembly can be separately clamped to a table when in use. Having the bases separated will make it easier for me to store this large and heavy JIG. I may build a ...
I had a couple hours to work further on the router lift portion of this slot mortiser JIG. I will resume construciton to morrow. The lift’s threaded insert is placed in the header of this lift.
I decided to build a router table with a lift, keep it simple and cheap! The lift is based on jay's custom creations lever router lift. I customized it for my needs. It’s made from workshop scraps and used parts. The acrylic is from a sign company’s dumpster and the only bought items were a couple of hose clamps. The router is one of my pc690’s. The acrylic top 3/8”x 12” x 24” with a 1 1/4” bit hole is interchangeable (threaded inserts) with another...
Time for a new router table, the old Rockler with the really old Jessum router lift that was not up to heavy work, had to go. The other no name table top table was too narrow, and the MDF table had serious bracing underneath to try and keep it from dipping in the center. The fence and the newer Jessem router lift on this unit were keepers. I used a piece of old growth clear pine for the trestle, loose 1/2” double tenons glued in and double bolted stretchers between, the nuts and rod ...
In the above video I do an unboxing of the JessEm Mast-R-Lift II router lift that I recently bought. After showing what’s in the box, I fabricate a new router table top and install the lift. I conclude with some observations of its accuracy. New TopMy existing router table is shop made, but the existing router plate opening won’t fit the JessEm lift, so I need to make a new top. Most of my shop cabinets have a 1” thick melamine top. This material is very stout (...
The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #46: A really unique homemade router lift that doubles as a mini router table!
In this episode we revisit the homemade router lift, completely redesigning it! This one is better than ever, and it doubles as a mini router table with full lift and lower dust collection capabilities! All this and a little twisted humor in this episode of The Stumpy Nubs Workshop! It’s a great show, you might even laugh a little. So check it HERE!(Get plans here) (Friend us on facebook, follow us on Twitter, and visit the Stumpy Store to help support the show!)
When I sold my table saw station both of my routers and lifts went with it. I’m finally getting around to making another router table but first I needed the lift. For those who are interested I put together a quick video of the construction. I used John’s plan from ibuildit.ca for the third time. I have no complaints with this plan and it works great. Because it’s a paid plan I didn’t go into any exact details. The plans are detailed and well worth the asking price. ...
Since I relied on many pictures when I was designing my router table I thought I would share some of what I came up with. I used: Incra Maste-R-Lift II, Incra LS17 Positioner Super Fence, PC 7518 Router, Kreg paddle switch and a iGauging 6” DRO Additional pictures here Though I found many pictures of tables with Incra lift systems, I never found one that showed how to attach a iGauging DRO (digital readout) to the lift. Also I never saw any satisfactory locations for the DRO...
Hi all - I am looking for some help / advice for my Pinnacle Precision Router Lift V2 with PC router installed. I have had it for a couple of years and am very satisfied with it. When setting up my shop when we moved into our new home, I found the micrometer dial and the central post for it now stand proud of the surface of the lift plate by about 1/16” – see photo. This makes the lift unusable since the dial will interfere with wood sliding over the lift plate. Mil...
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...
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