|Project by shipwright||posted 06-02-2011 05:30 PM||9686 views||25 times favorited||24 comments|
This is a simple pin router that I tossed together last year to see if I could use for marquetry. It’s a very good working pin router but not suitable for the small pieces I wanted to do. It’s just a box with a trim router mounted inside. When you mount the box on a drill press (here a ShopSmith 10ER), it becomes a pin router with some nice features.
1) You can change pin sizes easily to match (or not match) your cutter
2) You can raise the pin easily to set up work and then return it to an exact set point to begin cutting.
3) because the drill press is a big solid machine, it’s very stable and doesn’t flex on you.
The piece of ready rod in the last photo was an early (whatever is available to try out) pin. I later used the shaft end of broken off drill bits. A cheap set will give you lots of incremental pins.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/