|Project by a1Jim||posted 1264 days ago||11327 views||13 times favorited||48 comments|
After cleaning out items I had in a storage unit. I had material and my shop made Multi router stored there. After dusting it off for a tool sale I thought you might get a kick out of looking at this strange looking but very functional tool I made 4 or 5 years ago. The next to last photo shows a real JDS multi router like the one I now own and the last shot shows what I used for hold downs on my shop made tool. The factory made Multi router starts at about $2800 and by the time you include a stand and other fancy accessories you can be pushing $ 4000. Back then thinking I could build one for $ 100 or so I started a trial and error process as to what would work and what didn’t. I soon found out the for this to work properly I needed some lineal bearings and those guys were $ 100 each times 4 = $ 400 just for bearings plus a router a PC 690 and tracks and other hardware I was up to about $680 then I decided I could store it better If I placed it on a work horse that would fold down ,that I think was around $80 now this strange looking contraption had cost me
Around $ 760. All said and done my shop made multi router served me well making tons of loose tenons for almost 3 years when I decided to by the real thing. You can guess I was some what disappointed after having it in my tool sale for $ 450 and there were no takers. I know why . It’s because it looks like a strange hunk of junk. Oh well beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I knew what it could do.
I know there might be folks who want plans ,but there are none this just popped out of my gray matter. Now can see just how strange it is in there. LOL
-- W James Brokenbourgh Custom furniture maker http://artisticwoodstudio.com/