Router Trammel : Simple, cheap, functional, quick and fun to make

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Project by Bricofleur posted 08-14-2015 02:20 PM 2823 views 16 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you don’t have a trammel to cut circles or arches with your router, from now on you won’t have excuses anymore !
Are required : some kind of rod the diameter to fit your router (arrow), a set screw, a bolt, a nut and a hardwood block.
Drill a down size diameter through hole in the hardwood block for the bolt, a similar one for the set screw, and finally a third for the adjustable rod, but the same diameter as the rod, as shown. The nut, which doesn’t require much torque, simply freezes the bolt.

No more excuses !

Hope this one could help someone.

More details on this page of my blog.



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#1 posted 08-14-2015 02:24 PM

Great Idea Serge,simple but effective.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 08-14-2015 02:36 PM

That works for me and it’s simple .

-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 08-14-2015 03:20 PM

Brilliant simple idea for lot of projects.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 08-14-2015 04:16 PM

Nothing I like better than shop made tools. Well done Serge.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 08-14-2015 04:17 PM

Serge bravo, no more excuses.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#6 posted 08-14-2015 09:03 PM

Great idea.

What’s with the ZOOM PICTURES function. Is it my computer or is it the website? Not working for me.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#7 posted 08-14-2015 10:19 PM

I like it.


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#8 posted 08-15-2015 12:29 AM


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#9 posted 08-15-2015 06:48 AM

That’s cool, I’ll have to make one.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 08-15-2015 12:40 PM

Another good one Serge

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 08-15-2015 03:00 PM

Thanks a bunch. Two of them can make a guide?


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