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NEW WAY TO USE THE ROUTER AS THICKNESSER

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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 515 days ago 3613 views 38 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Instead of run it on crossed two pare of rail sets, I just added 4 wheels to one set. Now, I can move the router in all directions on any flat surface like any table and keep the router bit on the same hight. Same tacnique and same result but easyer to carry to anywhere. Photo 3 is to remind you with first design.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....





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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 515 days ago

Neat idea! I guess you need to ensure that both sides of the jig are exactly the same height in case there are any small variations in wheel diameters etc which would copy over to the piece you are trying to flatten.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Sam Shakouri

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#2 posted 515 days ago

I don’t think so, Jim. because if there was any variation, as you said, the timber would be as thin as the lowest not low in one part and high in another as the bit would go to cover all the surface.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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waleedwaheed2013

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#3 posted 515 days ago

Very good Idea .. Well Done

-- Waleed Waheed

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Tom Godfrey

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#4 posted 515 days ago

Best idea I have seen by far. Maybe I can find time to make one of these.
Thanks for sharing

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 515 days ago

Nice one, Sam. Necessity is the mother of invention- you proved it!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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rance

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#6 posted 515 days ago

Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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GlennsGrandson

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#7 posted 515 days ago

Good thinking outside the box!

I think I may prefer the sliding rails versus the wheels because I feel that the rails will push the chips and saw dust out of the way and the wheels might want to ride over the dust and chips causing high spots. Which you could then clear the surface and hit again. But I’d have to try it to be sure, I’ll send you my address :D I’m not sure if you saw mine recently but they are of similar concept (eliminate the separate rails)

Let us know how it works out, again, nice work.

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 515 days ago

Sam,

Very good!

Router Skiis t Harry and I have used can also do the same thing… the same principle…

I purposely made the height adjustments FIXED…
... BUT, if you look closely, you have two Heights at the bottom ... (get it close & use router ht. adjustment)...
... Turn it upside down and you have two more Different Ht. settings…
It’s impossible for the height to be higher or lower from one end to the other.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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lew

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#9 posted 515 days ago

Cool idea, Sam!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Bogeyguy

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#10 posted 515 days ago

How do you do the outside edges???

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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Sergio

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#11 posted 515 days ago

Very good, tks for sharing

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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degoose

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#12 posted 515 days ago

Kewl…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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peteg

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#13 posted 515 days ago

Man you have a box full of tricks up your sleeve Sam, what a great idea thenks for sharing :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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HallTree

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#14 posted 515 days ago

I like it. Good idea. I have a friend that lives about 20 miles away and he will let me use his planner, but I do not like to borrow someone else equipment. I do not have the room for a planner, so I think this is the way for me to go. Could you post how you keep the board, you are working on, from moving around?

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Marty5965

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#15 posted 515 days ago

I’m with Jim, if the wheels are on the surface of the stock being routed and they are not identical, you will get variations as you move the router laterally on the slides. If however, the wheels are on an outside reference surface and the rails are level with the surface of the stock you would be good. Neat idea.

-- Marty, Columbus, OH, learning every day....

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