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Project by Homebrew posted 06-01-2012 03:28 AM 5294 views 24 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a simple router ski I made using a bunch of extra t-track and miter track I had left over from previous and current projects. It’s pretty easy to figure out but I will say that it is easily expandable by using longer miter tracks and easily leveled using the cam clamps and some washers. The router base is attached to top t-tracks, which glide perfectly in the miter slots. The miter slots and attached t-tracks easily slide along the hardwood oak strips I used. I usually lay down shelf liner to grip the work piece and as long as the depth and speed is set correctly I haven’t had any issues requiring hold downs or stops. I also plan on using this as a dado jig in the future to cut dados in long work pieces like bookcase sides. Feel free to ask any questions, I’ll try to answer them asap.

http://youtu.be/jBrDkLed35Q Here’s a short video I made of the ski jig

Thanks!
- Scott

-- Scott Rieman





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exelectrician

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 04:30 AM

Scott this set-up is enough to make me go out and buy T track and make one for myself, I really like it, hope you win the jig contest.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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JohnMeeley

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#2 posted 06-01-2012 07:31 AM

I would be interested in a blog about your Table saw. The entire set up looks nice.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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blackcherry

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#3 posted 06-01-2012 12:02 PM

This is a very sweet set up and so simple, I believe I have enough of the t track to a temp one myself…thanks for posting

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#4 posted 06-01-2012 12:06 PM

Looks good to me. Very nice setup,

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#5 posted 06-01-2012 12:31 PM

nice jig ,good luck , like your table saw to

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Roger

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#6 posted 06-01-2012 12:31 PM

oh yes. very nice. I too am impressed by your table saw and router top/s. Goes to show, you can always do something, with something..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bluepine38

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#7 posted 06-01-2012 01:14 PM

Very quick and simple router ski sled, and I like the router table, table saw you mounted it on. Thank you for
sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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abie

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#8 posted 06-01-2012 02:28 PM

WOW and sweet..
Only wish I had my own shop to keep it in.
a shared shop has many drawbacks One, is no place to keep nice jigs like this.

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

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woodieSLO

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#9 posted 06-01-2012 07:05 PM

Nice, this is jig i need for myself and my new router. tnx ill try to make it myself (not for contest).

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#10 posted 06-01-2012 09:32 PM

Sweet

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Milo

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#11 posted 06-02-2012 12:33 AM

Is the router attached to a t-track(blue), riding inside another t-track (gold)? How is the plate attached to the blue t-track?

Thanks!

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

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Homebrew

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#12 posted 06-02-2012 02:48 AM

Milo – the router is attached to t-track (blue top rail t-track, I think originally bought from rockler), the plate is simply screwed into the top t-tracks, and then inserted into miter track. The t-track and the miter track fit together as if they were designed to. The hardest thing about this jig is using the right screw and washer size combinations so that everything holds together well but isn’t too big to get in the way of the sliding parts.

-- Scott Rieman

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Homebrew

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#13 posted 06-02-2012 02:52 AM

Oh and thanks to everyone for your comments on the jig and on the TS/RT combo, I’ve been working on the table for awhile now as I get time to do so. I’ll surely be posting my finished results when completed, should be 2-3 more weeks. But I will say that it’s a slider with a unique fence set up, made up mostly of baltic birch ply and laminate.

-- Scott Rieman

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Milo

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#14 posted 06-02-2012 11:53 AM

Thank you for the reply. Sure would love to see a video of it in action! Any chance for an addition close up shot of how the plate is attached to the t-track?

I’m asking because I am literally putting the parts together for a Router Sled, and I am trying to decide on the best design for what I want. I am extremely impressed with how easily your router glides across the router field. That has to make the overall job easier also.

Thanks Scott!

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

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Homebrew

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#15 posted 06-03-2012 03:34 AM

Milo – Ill take some more photos of it tomorrow, I plan on doing a little bit of work with it in the morning, so I’ll try to get some video of it as well. There’s only two screws attaching the blue t- track to the router base and they are 8/32 with nuts. Eventually though I plan on removing the router sub plate and attaching it to a square piece of acrylic and attaching that to the t-tracks; it just seems to me that it would be more stable this way if I were to ever hit a knot or piece of metal or something else unexpectedly. Just a heads up, it does glide very easily with no effort, but a little bit of paste wax went a long way.

-- Scott Rieman

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