|Project by wrightly||posted 03-09-2013 02:35 AM||7526 views||26 times favorited||12 comments|
If these pics didn’t turn out alright then I give up….
This was a unique looking jig that I just had to give a go. i’ve only gotten as far as building it. haven’t got to try it out yet.
On one end you have a trammel, on the other end you have an edge guide. The middle is the base for the router. You can see in the pics (well hopefully anyway) that each main component can be adjusted along the bars. I chose the aluminum type because I felt like steel would be really heavy. The bars sit in a V-groove, and each side of each component has “clamp pads.” i used some 1/4” knobs and from a long piece of 1/4” threaded rod; cut them to size and epoxied the knobs to them.
I normally try to make my own knobs, but their were so many, I actually bought them this go around.
there is a small strip of hardboard that sits in a groove on each end. in the 4th pic of just the trammel end, you can see it.
On the edge guide, i used edge banding to help it ride along edges easier, and i did tinker with that a sec to see how it would do, and it runs along edges very nice.
on the 3rd pic that shows the bottom of the jig, you can see all of the tnuts that were recessed to hold the knobs/threaded rod.
the only problem i ran into was; i had to mount the router a little crooked instead of parallel with the jig. I do not think it will be an issue though.
if anyone had any questions about the jig, i’ll be more than happy to try and answer them for you.
this was a fun little project and i hope the pics turned out okay in this one. That is the only reason I posted this project twice, cause the pics were not very good on the last one.
if you got this far, thanks for reading
-- WRIGHTLY (Bristol, TN)