|Project by Mark55||posted 07-20-2014 11:20 PM||2121 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
This is my newest version of my router based machine. Some of you may have seen my older versions. You can see them in my old posts.
I am really pleased with this one. I have been working on it for some time trying to make it tighter. I used tubes and slides on my previous one’s for table movement, however as good as they are they still had to have some clearance to slide. Also the tubes being so long created flex and I wanted to eliminate that too.
So what I did was made my own wheels with bearings and made a grove in the wheels to ride on3/4×1/8 inch angle iron. There is literally no play and it is very smooth to operate. Plus the frame is designed in such a way that the flex is non existent under normal conditions.
The tables are chain driven with 1.5 inches of movement per turn. The head rotates up to 45 degrees either way for angled cuts and the the head has a foot pedal plunge with 5 inches of travel.
I hope to post some videos in the next month of it in use.
-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com