|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 09-12-2012 02:24 PM||5078 views||45 times favorited||20 comments|
This is a router guide box for use in the wood lathe to slot/flute wood projects in the chuck or between centers.
It is to be used in conjunction with a plunge router with a 5/8” bushing on the bottom.
It is adjustable up and down to accommodate a 10” max diameter piece. The top plate is also adjustable both ways to follow a taper on a part for cutting parallel to the surface- to a max of 30 degrees or until the top hits the part. I know it needs end stops to control the travel and I made one tryout with it to see where they would best be placed. I decided there will be top end stops cut to the curve of the router base and slotted so they can stop the base in either direction. This is better than having them under the plate which will be full of chips and they would hang down further lessening the angle travel.
It worked pretty slick the first time out. The sample piece is in the 3rd shot taken under the router.
I created the following blog to show the steps in building this fixture:
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