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Blog series by mafe updated 11-09-2010 10:32 PM 4 parts 27580 reads 31 comments total

Part 1: Router table and lift.

11-09-2010 03:09 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

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...

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Part 2: Router table fence.

11-09-2010 03:22 PM by mafe | 3 comments »

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...

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Part 3: Router table the finale

11-09-2010 03:43 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

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...

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Part 4: Router table mechanics (bonus material)

11-09-2010 10:32 PM by mafe | 8 comments »

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...

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