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Project by harry1 posted 05-18-2012 01:59 PM 3217 views 10 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a short photo-shoot showing how I mounted my trim router onto skis.

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B13jQxW5N_l9V0hLY3p1WG45M2s

-- Harry, Western Australia





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 05-18-2012 03:11 PM

Clever router mount!

Looks nice!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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harry1

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#2 posted 05-18-2012 03:22 PM

Thanks Joe, did the link open OK?

Marlene just showed me that two of the projects that I posted on this forum have appeared on her face-book page! When I click on “share” in Google docs. should I be clicking on “view by all with the link” or “view by anyone”. I have a feeling that with the former, members don’t need to have a Google account. Your advice will be appreciated Joe.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 05-18-2012 03:41 PM

Yes, the link opened just fine!

I have clicked Share on some things & they show up on my FaceBook…

I don’t use or care for FaceBook all that much… I think it’s a horrible program to get to know to use… I have no idea about anything Clickable on FaceBook… I usually end up chasing my tail no matter what I click! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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LesB

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#4 posted 05-18-2012 04:10 PM

Very interesting design.
I would have one suggestion. Where you cut or “tapped” threads into the wood; do you think threaded metal inserts would be more durable?

-- Les B, Oregon

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308Gap

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#5 posted 05-19-2012 12:40 AM

It opens fine with or without a google acct. Thanks Harry for another great project with instructions and pics. Make sure to let BJ know he’s getting ribbed in document form. I’ve been learning from both of you over on router forums also. Now where did I leave that metric to normal conversion chart at…...

-- Thank You Veterans!

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harry1

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#6 posted 05-19-2012 10:43 AM

Joe, you’ve made me feel great, I’ve always thought that my inability to use facebook was because so many of my brain cells have died over the years. Somehow Marlene seems to find her way around it and follows the comings and goings of our family and she is ten months OLDER than me!

Les, because the wood is West Australian Jarrah which is exceptionally hard, by drilling the correct size tapping hole, where in metal the hole would remain that size, the wood closes in a bit making for a very tight thread. In soft wood I agree with you that threaded inserts would be the way to go.

It’s good to catch up with old friends from other forums. In the time that I’ve been a member of router forums it’s heartening to see how many members, including Bj who have taken to ski routing and the everyday use of templates and template guides. Also in that time, METRIC is no longer considered a dirty word and it looks like, with Mike’s help, Whiteside may now produce metric bits in 6, 10 and 12mm sizes.
The above achievements make me immune to the remarks from one member yesterday suggesting that I was being disrespectful to long standing members of this forum by claiming that my methods were the best and only ones to use. Hopefully he will comply with my request to show me which threads he considers are insulting.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Bricofleur

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#7 posted 05-19-2012 03:32 PM

Great job. It’s all in the details and well built. I like it. Congrats!

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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whitewulf

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#8 posted 05-20-2012 12:29 AM

i just get Google Drive link?

Doing what, it does?

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 05-20-2012 12:58 AM

whitewulf:

Do you have a Google account, for Gmail, YouTube, etc.?
If not, you can register with Google to get an account… Then, the link will work… (it appears)...

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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harry1

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#10 posted 05-20-2012 02:03 AM

Thanks guys for your encouragement, unfortunately member “outputter” has a far different opinion of my presence on “his” forum.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Rick M.

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#11 posted 05-21-2012 07:13 AM

I hate to seem dense but I’ve never heard of router skis, this is some variation of a router sled? Do you free hand the work piece under the router and the router slides on those metal rods? I checked youtube for a video of one in action but there was only an audio describing how to make one.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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harry1

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#12 posted 05-21-2012 07:56 AM

Most woodworkers haven’t heard of router skis so please don’t feel dense. They have been around for many years as a fairly complicated and expensive Aluminium assembly and I wouldn’t like to guess how many were purchased or regularly used. Even my main skis, the making of a similar set being in a photo-shoot of mine on this forum, whilst being made by me, were not my design. I’ve been promoting the use of skis for several years now and am pleased at the number of woodworkers who have made and used them, often their own version.
Whilst not a tool that is used every day or even in every project, when they are used it makes the particular operation very easy, often solving problems that would be difficult or even impossible by other means. In use, the router is positioned and locked onto the rods, and in most cases operated freehand, however for some operations like routing slots or grooves, guide rails can be fastened to the bench so that the end cheeks run against the rails. These shots from projects should give you some idea as to what the ski mounted router can be used for. Never hesitate to ask questions, I never consider a question as stupid.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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YorkshireStewart

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#13 posted 05-21-2012 07:59 AM

Me too wormil. Searched high and low to see a movie of this in use, but failed.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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harry1

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#14 posted 05-21-2012 08:18 AM

As I’ve mentioned in the above post, little if anything has been written about the ski mounted router, hence the reason for my promoting the idea for the past few years. Whilst I’ve posted heaps of projects in the form of photo-shoots with explanatory text on each shot, I haven’t got into shooting videos. I have produced a few projects as slide show/videos which you should be able to view at: http://www.routerforums.com/video.php

Do the photographs in my post above help you to understand the principle of the ski mounted router?

-- Harry, Western Australia

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YorkshireStewart

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#15 posted 05-21-2012 11:34 AM

All your stuff is a massive help Harry; thanks for sharing. Just for clarity, and to answer wormil’s point; in the case of your image #18 above, is it the workpiece that you move around, or the ski mounted router?

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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