|Project by screwge||posted 11-10-2010 08:18 PM||6077 views||41 times favorited||18 comments|
First, I must give Kudos to Jawhorse for this idea. He said that he borrowed it from somewhere else, but this was the first time I had seen this; and if it weren’t for his post, I’d still be struggling with bit changes. Thanks for the Idea!
See Jawhorse ’s router cradle here http://lumberjocks.com/projects/34810
The built-in spindle lock on the router was always slipping when I tried to use it
I used some 1/2” baltic birch scraps for the base.
I used the bandsaw to cut the radius for the router. Then the spindle sander to smooth the cuts.
The Jaw that holds the router spindle is just some 2” aluminum t-track that I had laying around. I cut it with a hand held grinder, then smoothed the edges with a file. I also cut a piece of plywood with rabbets on each side so it would fit into the t-slot. I attached the insert to the frame first and then slid the t-track over the insert.
I also cut a slot into the router support so the wrench wouldn’t wander away.
Last, I bored a finger hole to make it easier to grab ahold of, or hang up when not in use.
BTW, IT WORKS GREAT!
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