The making of a set of router skis

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The making of a set of router skis
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a very useful tool

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 05-03-2012 04:17 AM

HI Harry,

Yes, that’s the way to the Router Slopes… using Skis… A good way to ski! LOL

That’s a cool setup…

I made some Skis a few years ago too… I’ll have to find that stuff and post it…
Mine is slightly different… but very functional…
... but I do not have such a NICE Photo Shoot as you do…

Nice job!

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 05-03-2012 05:01 AM

Never mind the photo-shoot Joe, how about some shots showing how you’ve used them.
I still needed your instructions for posting this thread, I’m a slow learner!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#3 posted 05-03-2012 05:38 AM

Great invention, thanks for sharing!

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#4 posted 05-03-2012 06:38 AM

Here are a few examples of the ski mounted router in use.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#5 posted 05-03-2012 07:40 AM

Very cool and functional. Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 05-03-2012 09:25 AM

Interesting! Thanks for the examples.

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#7 posted 05-03-2012 10:00 AM

Thats pretty cool I might have too try that. Thanks for posting…...............................................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#8 posted 05-03-2012 11:17 AM

nice sled. I have one setup to flatten big slabs. Once you build one and find out how useful they are, you can’t do without one.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#9 posted 05-03-2012 11:40 AM

That’s very cool Harry, even your jigs look like works of art.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#10 posted 05-03-2012 02:30 PM

Harry, how do you use that to make letters? Are you somehow following a pattern, or just removing wood from some kind of stencil you have on the board??

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#11 posted 05-03-2012 02:38 PM

Let’s see now. Threaded rod or smooth, Harry? :-)

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#12 posted 05-03-2012 02:43 PM

Where did you get the metal tubes to do this? Is it just a hollow tube with a threaded rod through it or a long post with threaded ends?

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#13 posted 05-03-2012 02:51 PM

Harry: Iv’e seen your videos and wonder how you secure the ski’s to keep them stable and from moving? maybe I am missing something???
neat idea and great Videos.. TNX again

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#14 posted 05-03-2012 06:01 PM

I like this!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#15 posted 05-03-2012 07:36 PM

I bought my 10mm and 8mm tool steel rods from MSC. The 10mm was 8.12 and the 8mm was 5.51. They are each 36” long.

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