|Project by EMVarona||posted 06-02-2011 11:14 AM||6405 views||23 times favorited||7 comments|
When I made the oval box (a few projects ago) I cut five ovals from a ½ in. thick board with a scroll saw and glued four of them, the bottom included, one above the other. The fifth one became the cover. It was a tricky business since it was difficult to follow the line. Of course, sanding saved the day. The output of a pin router requires less sanding. Later in another site, I saw how a simple mirror frame was made with a pin router jig. The contraption used is quite expensive nonetheless I thought I must have this device.
More searches yielded information that led to this project. I have a simple router table that I use for box joints. Just by constructing another contraption, it becomes a pin router. The pin is a drill bit the size of the router bit. The template in this experiment is a white bottle cover attached to board with double-sided foam tape.
So, don’t you worry, if you dream of a pin router, you can make one. It’s really quite simple. Dimensions may vary according to your requirements and the router table you have. Important thing is that the pin is adjustable up and down and sideways and must be rock steady when locked.
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