Horizontal router jig

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Project by bigike posted 01-18-2010 05:19 AM 8639 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my take on the horizontal router table. It mts. to the back of my router table but i have yet to use it though. I know it works cuz i made a few mortices the firs time i finnished it. It’s all acrylic so the pics were hard to take. One day i’ll hook it up and use it for a project.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#1 posted 01-18-2010 05:22 AM

Hey Ike send is some photos of this puppy in action looks great so far,

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#2 posted 01-18-2010 05:33 AM

Very cool, nice job. does the acrylic support the router weight pretty well? any flex?

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#3 posted 01-18-2010 05:55 AM

yea it does a pretty good job of support. the way it’s set up there’s no flex.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 01-18-2010 06:38 AM

How thick is that acrylic? Do you know what a decent price for a (I was thinking anyway, don’t knowanything 4 sure) but a 1/2” thick 4’ x 8’ sheet?

Cool jig, thanks for any advice you have.

-- Jen loves wood!

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#5 posted 01-18-2010 04:22 PM

You may be astonished to find that a sheet of .5” plex 48” x 96” runs close to $500 in most places.


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#6 posted 03-16-2010 10:48 PM

Hey here is my question. I recently came into a raft of woodworking equipment, lots of small power tools air and electric, but also including a BIG INCRA TABLE SAW SET UP MEASURING 60” LENGTH AND 34” WIDTH MOUNTED ON A SEARS 3 HP TABLE SAW. Can I post this somehow for sale on the site? Any idea what something like this is worth? I am helping a friend with an estate sale…..

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#7 posted 12-27-2010 08:52 AM

Jim, it’s worth next to nothing. In fact, I’ll do you a fave and buy it for $3.50 and take it off your hands. :)

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#8 posted 01-03-2011 12:32 AM

Doing a router jig in acrylic is pure genius. That makes so much sense so that you can see everything around the wood, bits, and table. Great job.

-- Mark, Florida,

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#9 posted 04-14-2011 05:51 AM

That is a pretty cool idea man, there’s a place here in Cols. called American Plastics. They mostly deal in diff. types of plexi. They have an area full of scrap plexi, some up to 4’x4’, all thicknesses. Stuff goes for $2 a pound! I grabbed a bunch of 1/2 in thick by 10”x12”, guess it was from the ‘glass “boards” at Nationwide arena, from the Bluejackets 2007-08 hockey season! I may have to try that idea, it’d be damn helpful being able to see thru everything! Nice work! Jim

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