|Project by Jeff2016||posted 01-15-2016 11:13 PM||1881 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
That is a sketch of a router planer base that finally put it’s self together in my head. And after today, it sits in prototype on my bench.
I have 3 needs this thing had to meet, and I couldn’t find anything online that met all 3 in one device.
1) I have the worlds most unlevel floor in my shop, and haven’t built a solid dead level bench yet. So the bed had to level itself.
2) I need the ability to plane multiple thicknesses of boards- without hunting for or storing more boards.
3) There had to be a better way to clamp stock down than hot glue, or a circus act of blocks and clamps.
And I am relieved to say it works.
All for legs are bolts and the bed can be leveled perfectly no matter what it sets on.
1/2” threaded rod goes up from there to give me a max height above the bed of 6”- and can be set dead level at any height. (with the router extended out, It can touch the bed)
A couple slots cut in the bed and some bolts I can use blocks to secure firmly to the bed no muss no fuss.
The end result of my test subject put a smile on my face.
The con to this contraption is the time to set it up. I fussed with each bolt until both the bed and the rails were perfectly flat no matter where I set the level.
Now it’s worth out laying out some cash for the aluminum top rails and router sled.
Thanks for taking a look, let me know what you think.
Oh about the work bench, I need this thing to surface the slabs first.
-- Proud owner of an electronics free workshop. Please check your cell phone at the door!