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Blog series by Chris Cook updated 05-26-2012 06:59 PM 5 parts 27289 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: Inspirational

05-18-2012 02:06 AM by Chris Cook | 2 comments »

I was at a local wood supply house, PeachState Lumber. I call this the place ‘the palace of potential’. This is ONE on the many pieces of walnut burl they had over to the side. There were about 30 pieces in this size range and this was not the biggest one they had either! This one is about 3 1/2 feet tall. $200 and well worth it (no, I didn’t get it). I picked up two cherry boards for upcoming projects.

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Part 2: horizontal router table

05-20-2012 01:07 AM by Chris Cook | 5 comments »

Inspired by Stumpy Nubs’ horizontal router table. I decided to make a run at my own design. I used a mix of what I saw Stumpy doing and the one that MLCS Woodworking. This is a design-in-progress as well as a work in process. My design drawings are incomplete. I started on the build this week. There are a lot of little things I am working out. I am going to use this with my Freud router. It has a router table base that will mount onto this so I can ...

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Part 3: horizontal router table (cont)

05-20-2012 10:38 PM by Chris Cook | 1 comment »

The work continues on this project. I have the mechanics working and have mounted the router base I’ll use. The knobs are not working as well as they should, so that will get more attention later. I also go the ‘wings’ or panels installed. These are the side panels alongside of the sliding router base. I have the dust collection hookup in place as well. This is going as design and should since I am modifying the design the whole time. more later....

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Part 4: horizontal router table (cont)

05-26-2012 02:53 AM by Chris Cook | 3 comments »

Well, I have made some more progress here. I got the adjustment knobs working and the vertical action of the router plate now works as it should. I also have the table working and adjustable from ~30 to 90 degree angle to the router bit. I did manage to destroy the dust collection holder, so that will be rebuilt tomorrow.

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Part 5: horizontal router table (cont)

05-26-2012 06:59 PM by Chris Cook | 5 comments »

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. mini-reviewI also used Square Drive screws from Woodcraft. Why? Because I got a...

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