I made a video awhile back on improvements I feel I have made to the Deluxe Router Table featured on the New Yankee Workshop with Norm Abram. In the video I do not have a router fence on the table, for good reason…..I am still designing one that will do everything I like. I attach a temporary one when needed. There are several changes I think that needed to be made to be more practical in both design and cost. Example of topics covered: Enclosed router compartment- not necessary and ...
Added a bit shelf and a drawer to the table, both out of Maple. The shelf is 1” thick laminated from narrow strips basically cutting board style with breadboard ends. I used a little spray adhesive and some graph paper as a drilling guide – despite that I did manage to drill 2 holes off location…...... The template holder just sits on the bottom and you can slide it out a bit to grab what you need. The drawer box is painted MDF ...
I just go my new toy yesterday… the Woodpecker Unilift router lift… from Graeme down at Professional Woodwork Supplies in Melbourne… Posted Friday… delivered Tuesday… good service from Australia Post…i will be attaching my Makita 3612 since I really don’t need a variable speed router for the table.. Included in the package were some Whiteside routerbits that Graeme recommended I use with the LS 17 Positioner router fence I got last week at Carb-a-t...
“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” Aristotle…Greek Philosopher (384 BC – 322 BC) Many of us are surrounded with pictures that we cherish. We may have pictures of family and friends throughout the years. Then again we may have photographs of special occasions such as births, weddings, or graduations. Simply put we have pictures and art work that are everyday reminders of many pleasant thoughts and memor...
I finally got the materials together to build a decent router table. I have had the Incra Ultra Jig around for awhile now, and have used it on some of my previous router tables, but my homemade tops were always off just a little. Always seem to have trouble getting the router plates to sit just right in the opening, etc. This time I bit the bullet and bought Woodpeckers 27×43 offset table along with the PRL V2 lift (very sweet!). I acquired the extruded aluminum pieces from some di...
Router table mechanics (bonus material)A little tour through the tecnical idea. After request, I will make a quick explanation of the mecanism. Here a overview of the parts. The parts.Some 5mm aluminium, nylon slider (can be made from other materials), threaded rod, joining not (or what ever it is called), bolt with flat hex nut head, and some loctite. Here are the bolt head on the top of the table.Countersink so the bolt are under the table top.(Yes my freehand routing went all w...
Router table the finaleA little tour through my last part on this project. So here are the place we will end as usual… Yes I am Mr. backwards. To finish where we ended last, this is the glue up of the vacuum hole.I made pieces of plywood that could make it tight, so the suction will be optimal.Did that make any sense? No this is not a ship drill press… And you are not on drugs!It’s just tilted to drill the holes for the vacuum hose mount, I wanted it to come in on a angel, so I...
Router table fence A little tour through my work on this project. This is the second part of my little project. The next part here are to make a table fence, that can be attached to my table saw fence. In the back you see the Festool saw fence, in front some more BOSCH aluminum profiles. The profiles are cut to length, and I fitted some hardwood pieces to join them, and make ‘sliders’. Setup of the aluminum part. The hole in the center are for the bit, and for shop vacuum. T...
Router table and lift A little tour through my work on this project. So before I even start I will make the conclusion!Was it worth it?YES!Does it work well?YES!Will you do it again if you had to?YES! And here it is at it looked when all done, up and running! What is the story?The story is that Festool wants 866,40 $ US for a table top with a fence! And this do not include a router!!!I am as some of you knows retired due to health, so where should I find that kind of money? So...
Today I started working on a router table idea that I came up with. I currently have a router table (more like a cabinet really) but it takes up to much room in my shop. If you’ve read my profile you know that I only have 99 sq. ft. of main shop space, so maximizing space is a constant challenge. I’ve decided to move the left-hand table saw extension of my table saw to the right side and replace it with some material that could be used for a router table. The material I select...
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