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DIY Lift for Plunge Router: With Gears

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Project by Lumberpunk posted 02-22-2013 04:16 AM 3558 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Always wanted to make one, here it is. Works great.

Blog is here for the full story:

http://lumberjocks.com/Lsmart/blog/34666

Credit to Matthias at woodgears.ca for gear template and lots of inspiration.





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#1 posted 02-22-2013 06:15 AM

good job very cool

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#2 posted 02-22-2013 10:52 AM

Looks great

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#3 posted 02-22-2013 01:31 PM

Very cool! Gears make everything interesting!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 03-03-2013 02:06 AM

very nice Lsmart. if i ever incorporate a lift onto my table, i’d probably try something close to that. i can’t afford a real one, so i’d have to make one. i really like yours

-- WRIGHTLY (Bristol, TN)

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#5 posted 03-03-2013 02:48 AM

@wrightly, it is working out really nice, took about a day to build (see blog) at some point soon I am going to add bearings to the shaft, some uhmw runners on the carriage and some hardwood tracks for the runners to slide in on the frame to take some of the weight. It cranks pretty good right now but I would love it to be a little smoother and taking the springs out of the router makes it rack nasty.

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