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Project by cjohnson posted 10-27-2010 12:53 PM 3037 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a project that requires fluted trim. I had made a simple router jig that attaches to the router that allows the flutes to be routed into the woodwork, however, the jig was difficult to use and was prone to creating flawed flutes. So I began thinking of a way to create more precise millwork with the router. What I came up with is a router table that provides very precise conrol of the router.

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degoose

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#1 posted 10-27-2010 01:45 PM

Or get a Torque Workcentre..Just a thought?

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David

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 02:01 PM

I think a torque would cost a bit more than this setup, lol.

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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cjohnson

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#3 posted 10-27-2010 02:03 PM

If money were no object then the Torque work center would be great. They really are very nice. This was made up of parts that I have had in my basement for 15 years. (Actually the breadboard table I have had since 1991) Although the components, if purchased would have cost a lot, I happened to have them available. It just took the right project to spark the idea of putting them together to make something useful.

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#4 posted 10-27-2010 02:04 PM

That’s a very creative jig. You can do all kinds of nice things with those linear motion bearings.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 10-27-2010 04:11 PM

Helluva- I thought you were going to like this one. ! ;)

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cjohnson

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#6 posted 10-27-2010 05:45 PM

I am thinking that a torsion box table top to mount the linear bearing to would be a good improvement to this. But I am playing with it to see what other improvements can be made.

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David

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#7 posted 10-27-2010 06:38 PM

That is what I use for my router planer, I built a 3×3 torsion table that is dead flat, works great. I keep the rails removable that way I can use the table as an assembly table too.

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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cjohnson

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#8 posted 10-27-2010 06:42 PM

Do you have a picture of what your router planer setup looks like? I would be interested in ideas.

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 10-27-2010 06:55 PM

Well done you should get lots of good use on that cool fixture

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HalDougherty

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#10 posted 10-27-2010 07:17 PM

Great setup. It wouldn’t take much more to make the jig have some horizontal movement as well. Then you could cut dadoes with it and surface slabs. I love linear bearings too! Oh, mounted on it’s side, it makes a great horizontal router for mortises. You just need a 3/4” piece of all thread and a crank mechanism to raise and lower the router and a sliding table or two, depending on how much time and effort you want to put into it.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Mark A. DeCou

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#11 posted 10-27-2010 07:24 PM

nicely done. I do this type of work on my Legacy Mill, but I can see that having a special set up for fluting would be a good idea on projects that require it.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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