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.
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 wrong…).
So the way it works!
The bolt from the table top are joined with a threaded rod with a ‘joining bolt’ I used Loctite to fasten them.
On the rod a square nut that can move up and down.
In the glider there are a hole that holds the bolt in place.
I split the glider into two parts, since the threaded rod had to be in the center.
In the other end of the glider, the lifter are mounted.
The lifter are made from a 5mm alu. piece, and attached to the gliders by the little screws (two in each).
(The fifth screw have no purpose…).
I also mounted a piece of round alu. to push the router.
The round alu. are mounted with two screws. A feather are attached from the lifter to the skeleton – the spring will bring the arm upwards when the router are not attached.
The lifter with the router attached.
The spring attachment.
Ohhhh yes, and I made a little order in my router bits also…
Hope it could be a inspiration – ‘the shortest distance between people are a smile’!
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.