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Shopnotes #121 Router Lift

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Project by mountainaxe posted 07-09-2013 07:10 PM 5409 views 17 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After reading several entries on this site regarding home made router lifts, I thought I’d take a try at one myself. I used the plan found in Shopnotes #121. The instructions are relatively straight forward; took me about three days to complete, mostly because of work required on the threaded rod. I used oak instead of maple for the hard wood portions and man is it solid. The completed product works great & is extremely simple…and saved me a couple hundred bucks. I’d recommend this jig to anyone looking for an alternative to expensive commercial lifts.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."





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OregonWoodRat

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#1 posted 07-09-2013 07:35 PM

I have been wanting to make that lift for a long time but other projects have a higher priority. Yours looks great. Thanks for posting.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#2 posted 07-09-2013 07:37 PM

nicely done.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 07-09-2013 07:56 PM

Very cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 07-10-2013 12:48 PM

After seeing yours I’m really considering this plan.

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lew

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#5 posted 07-10-2013 07:06 PM

Nice Job!
Wish I could have found a finer threaded rod when I built mine. More precise adjustments.

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

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douglbe

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#6 posted 07-14-2013 11:35 PM

Nice! I just finished the same router lift and used it the first time today. Why did I wait so long, micro adjusting is fantastic.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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mountainaxe

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#7 posted 07-15-2013 01:01 AM

I have now used this lift to make dovetail drawers on my Jointech cabinetmaker system and it is awesome in its precision and ease of use. Don’t know how I got along with the clunky system I’ve used in the past. Kudos to Shopnotes for this great plan.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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alejandro

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#8 posted 07-16-2013 02:01 AM

polilla! felicidades es un buen proyecto, pero he intentado bajar los planos y no lo he logrado,seria posible que me los envies a mi correo, no importa que tenga que pagar por ello, gracias y saludos desde méxico

grial.ex@hotmail.com

-- alejandro Tepoz

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mountainaxe

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#9 posted 07-16-2013 11:00 AM

alejandro: Envíame un correo electrónico en Lumberjocks y voy a enviar una copia del plan para usted. Caliente en México?

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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alejandro

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#10 posted 07-19-2013 01:50 AM

Hola¡ he enviado mi correo a éstas direcciónes no se si son las correctas ( do-not-reply@lumberjocks.com ) y
mountainaxe@lumberjocks.c para los planos de shopnotes 121 router lift.
te agradeceria mucho si me dices si es esto correcto.

saludos alejandro

-- alejandro Tepoz

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alejandro

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#11 posted 07-21-2013 02:26 AM

gracias, jeff he bajado los planos y ya estoy preparando el inicio.

saludos de alejandro

-- alejandro Tepoz

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