|Project by Tag84||posted 03-14-2013 03:17 AM||3116 views||5 times favorited||18 comments|
I recently bought a new routertable, which i’m very happy with, and decided to try making a routerlift.
I looked at steve Ramsey’s instruction video for this lift. I also really liked Mathias Wandel’s version, but went for
Something little easier.
There are a few differences, like the runners can be adjusted from the side instead of the back. There are 4 hex head screws on each post in opposite direction that lock the runner. If you leave a little play in the runner i noticed you can adjust the runner in alot of directions with the hex screws.
I used hardwood for the runners.
I didn’t want to drill a hole in the insertplate, so went for a threaded rod underneath the table and a simple wheel.
I don’t have a round routerengine, and wanted to use my makita router.
Only problem is that it has almost no straight edges for making a nice square carriage.
As a reference, i screw 2 different sized rods trough the hole where the locking mechanism used to be, and went from there. On the other side i shaped a piece of metal to go under the knob and used some tierips to tighten it.
( pic coming).
A nice project, i learned alot and i’m really happy with the result :).
-- -Thomas -