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Shopmade Router D-handle Base

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Project by Bricofleur posted 08-29-2009 06:30 PM 1716 views 19 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I want to share how I made my own router D-handle base. I’ve been thinking about that for a long time. I was inspired by Carol Reed’s design. It can be adapted to all routers.

The sub-base is made out of 3/8’’-thick Plexiglass and the handle is nothing but two pieces of scrap plywood glued together. Two short afternoons spent in the shop and it was done. I wonder why I waited so long.

No more tipping in sight when milling edges.

Take a look at the details and short videos on my website, build you own and show you work.

http://atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?_c01_BlogPart=blogentry&_c=BlogPart&handle=cns!2ED8F7A23848B4AE!968

NB: In my area, a commercial D-handle base for this router costs over $100.

When retired, you don’t have much money to buy it… but you have more time to build it!

Best,

Serge

www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 08-29-2009 06:40 PM

Good Job Serge

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rosewood

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#2 posted 08-29-2009 06:42 PM

Yes, why did you have to wait so long,
its good D-handle base, it’ll be great for my electric guitar body routing,
and i should make ones.
thanks for posting.

Rosewood,

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cabinetmaster

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#3 posted 08-29-2009 11:14 PM

I can see where that will be a great addition to my router collection. Thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 08-30-2009 09:56 PM

Very nice!!! I favorited it.

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#5 posted 08-30-2009 10:49 PM

Great job Serge: The support under the handle is better that a new “D” handle rounter because the base is the same circle. You only have a different way of holding it.

I did mine a little different, I put a different base and used a knob to hold it down.

Click for details

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 08-30-2009 11:35 PM

Well done Karson. A different approch from the standard D-handle. Yours seems well balanced too and seems to work well. Thanks for sharing.

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 08-31-2009 05:17 AM

Serge it came out great.

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#8 posted 09-01-2009 06:31 AM

AWESOME …THANK YOU VERY MUCH : )

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#9 posted 12-01-2009 07:34 PM

Great idea! Thanks!

CB

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