misc #5: horizontal router table (cont)

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Blog entry by Chris Cook posted 05-26-2012 06:59 PM 3354 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s done for now and works as advertised! Now I just need to do a few years worth of tweaking!

I cut a few rabbits with it and checked for square and things look good.

If you notice, I ended up with quite a few tightening knobs on the sled. Not by design, but by necessity for how I did this. I am going to rework the sled clamps.

Soon I’ll post a follow-up video of this rig in action.

I also used Square Drive screws from Woodcraft. Why? Because I got a free sampler pack when I placed an order. 140 screws (various sizes), 2 drive heads, and a countersink bit. They pretty much work as promised. But I can’t see buying these for the long-term. If I lose the two square drive heads (likely at some point) and I want to take this apart later, I’m hosed.

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#1 posted 05-26-2012 07:27 PM

That looks great, well designed and made too.Clearly a lot of work has gone into this for sure You did very well brother I like this a lot. Alistair.

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 05-26-2012 09:59 PM

Hey… that looks familiar! Good job!

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#3 posted 05-26-2012 11:47 PM

Thanks Scotsman! I kind of blew through this. I am going to go back and rebuild a few things now that it is working.

Thanks Stumpy! It should look familiar, of course. If you read my first entry about this, I was inspired by your accidental invention for sure!

I do have a lot more tweaking to do. I am having some wobble I don’t particularly like.

Keep up the good work Stumpy and I am looking forward to seeing more on the drill press table/cabinet/stand!!


-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#4 posted 05-31-2012 05:41 PM

Chris, Stumpster,

You guys rock and roll! There is stability in doing this way. Stumbled on the blog after checking out your projects page. You do nice work!

Cost is low, creativity is high, and definitly serves a serious function!

Have you thought about a variance that would allow youto plunge and move horizontally at same time. Saw a commercial unit that andyboy was using at school he teaches at in NZ.

When I’m ready I’m comin back here!

Thanyou gentlemen ( woodguys)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 06-21-2012 09:56 PM

Thanks – I really like this

-- Ed Baggett

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