|Project by LoydMoore||posted 05-17-2013 08:43 PM||2094 views||7 times favorited||16 comments|
This is not really a new project but one I thought might be of interest to my fellow Jocks. In my younger years I purchased several cheap Craftsmen routers but as I was able afford “real” routers these things ended up in the junk cabinet. Since I prefer thin kerf blades, cutting slots for the top and bottoms of my boxes was a router table chore using multiple setups. One day I noticed a 1/8” three wing slot bit that had been gathering dust for several years.
It was simple to make a mini router table using existing parts and around $10.00 worth of MDF. Now I have a small machine that performs all four cuts without any setup time – well I guess it does take about a minute to set the unit on the workbench and clamp down the friction boards. Best of all, I can test all of my major dimensions on the Baltic Birch before making the cuts on the top panels. It is an ugly jig but saves time and makes accurate cuts. If I want to make cuts in a 1/4” box tray, I simply clamp a piece of 1/8” to the fence.
-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX http:www.moorewoodenboxes.com