|Project by ChuckC||posted 05-14-2010 05:06 AM||18806 views||42 times favorited||14 comments|
Here is a router lift I made. It’s essentially the “Z” axis (up and down) of the cnc router I built. I used maple ply and oak. My current router table is going to be replaced with a new one and I wanted it to have a lift. I didn’t want to spend a couple hundred dollars on one and I get a kick out of DIY projects. Everything is tight and there is no slop.
It’s not going to mount in the conventional way (from the top) but on the inside of the back wall of the table. I’m still trying to decide on a design for the new table but it will have a small hole in the top where I can slip the allen wrench to raise or lower the bit. Once the lift is mounted i’ll slip a router motor through the hole and lock it down with the two bolts. I used the cnc router to make the hole. I needed a hole that was slightly larger than the routers motor and the cnc did the trick. After it was cut I split it in half and rounded the front part at the band saw.
It’s not in a table now but I think it’s going to work out just fine once it is.
Thanks for looking!