|Project by Muzhik||posted 08-02-2009 02:15 PM||12330 views||43 times favorited||15 comments|
I haven’t posted a project in quite some time. I’ve now moved back to the ‘states from Germany and I’m happy to be reunited with all of my big shop tools that have been in storage for 3 years. Yesterday I used my shop-built router table and slot mortising jig for the first time in ages. I didn’t realize how much I had missed it. Would have really come in handy when I was building that bed in Germany.
Anyhow, I thought I’d post it b/c I know the LJ crew always appreciates shop-made tooling solutions. I found the plans for the router table in Popular Woodworking, if memory serves. The plans included a horizontal routing attachment. When I built it, I had no idea if I’d ever USE a horizontal routing attachment, but decided to make the provisions for it anyway.
Months later, I saw plans for a slot mortising jig in an issue of Fine Woodworking. The plans call for mounting the router in an aluminum plate with L-channel attached, if memory serves. I can’t remember if it was height adjustable somehow or not.
I decided to combine the two and came up with a setup that truly is better than the sum of its parts. I always thought I’d need one of the JDS Multi-Routers that David Marks used in his TV shows all the time. It would still be nice to have one, but I believe this to be the next best thing.