|Project by mafe||posted 11-08-2010 01:14 AM||10670 views||5 times favorited||24 comments|
Router table and fence for my Festool router.
A fun way to save a lot of cash.
So router table finally done, I bought the alu profiles more than a year ago from a guy in a paper, I paid app. 65 dollar for 30 meters and a big back of fittings, screws and other stuff for this system (quite a scoop).
All parts are otherwise scrap alu, cutting board plastic, or standard hardware, the lift runs on a M6 threaded rod, as this lifts with 1mm at each turn, so I know my lift quite exactly. It can be lifted with a hex key or a hex on the accu drill. The bits can be changed from above.
I had made some drawings but skipped them, and went along as my imagination and the troubles told me.
It was a really fun build, a lot of thinking, and trying to imagine different movements.
1. The final set up, router table and fence with feather boards.
2. The table with changeable top (router and table saw).
3. My homemade router lift and mount, on an old Festool jig saw plate I got for nothing.
4. The new changeable zero clearance for the top, the funny shape comes from the jig saw mount, the material are a cheap IKEA cutting board. Also seen are my router lift system, that is adjusted from the top.
5. The fence plate has changeable fronts, so I can make zero clearance for any bit.
6. The fence and the frame of the lift are build from BOSCH alu profiles.
It works really nice, so if I could change something I would not!
And yes those of you who have said to me I should have worked for a tool company – you are probably right…
Now I look forward to be able to make things I could not do before!
I’ll make a blog just for fun, took plenty of pictures, as I went along.
Here are the blog on the project.
Hope it can be to some inspiration, or that someone can shake the head and say; ‘MaFe you are crazy’,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.