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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





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 07-21-2014 12:06 AM

This is a very innovative idea Mark. I can see that you thought it out very well.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Loren

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#2 posted 07-21-2014 01:05 AM

Pretty cool. I have thought about making an x-y table for
my overarm router, even converting it to CNC that
way but it’s probably kind of silly to do that considering
the pneumatic plunge it already has and the weight of
the head.

Do you have a turret stop for the foot plunge? That
can be useful.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Mark55

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#3 posted 07-21-2014 01:15 AM

Loren,
Yes, I have a stop set up on the plunge feature for depth cuts. It is mechanical plunge though.

-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com

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waho6o9

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#4 posted 07-21-2014 02:08 AM

Impressive!

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stefang

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#5 posted 07-21-2014 09:55 AM

Fantastic work Mark. I would love to have something like this in my own shop. I can see a million different uses for it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Julian

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#6 posted 07-21-2014 05:50 PM

Very cool. Looking forward to the video of this machine in action.

-- Julian

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majuvla

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#7 posted 07-22-2014 05:38 PM

This is real professinal work. Looks awsome.I bet it works good too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Rick M.

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#8 posted 10-09-2014 06:00 AM

Did you ever make a video of this?

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Mark55

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#9 posted 10-30-2014 09:12 PM

Rick, Yes I did make a video, Here it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGvFwR22o7k

-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com

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Rick M.

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#10 posted 10-31-2014 03:01 AM

Wow, even more impressive in the video.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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