LumberJocks

Shopnotes #121 Router Lift

  • Advertise with us
Project by mountainaxe posted 07-09-2013 07:10 PM 21686 views 20 times favorited 17 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."





17 comments so far

View OregonWoodRat's profile

OregonWoodRat

129 posts in 1682 days


#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.

View PurpLev's profile

PurpLev

8523 posts in 3043 days


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

nicely done.

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

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

115082 posts in 2972 days


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

Very cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View laketrout36's profile

laketrout36

195 posts in 1422 days


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

After seeing yours I’m really considering this plan.

View lew's profile

lew

11233 posts in 3150 days


#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.

View douglbe's profile

douglbe

367 posts in 3356 days


#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

View mountainaxe's profile

mountainaxe

130 posts in 1900 days


#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."

View alejandro's profile

alejandro

4 posts in 1171 days


#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

View mountainaxe's profile

mountainaxe

130 posts in 1900 days


#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."

View alejandro's profile

alejandro

4 posts in 1171 days


#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

View alejandro's profile

alejandro

4 posts in 1171 days


#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

View Belg1960's profile

Belg1960

965 posts in 2460 days


#12 posted 04-24-2015 11:32 AM

Sent you a PM. Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

View bellami's profile

bellami

4 posts in 573 days


#13 posted 02-07-2016 09:37 AM

Hello was just what I was looking for a long time, you may have plans to build it?

View mountainaxe's profile

mountainaxe

130 posts in 1900 days


#14 posted 02-07-2016 02:52 PM

Bellami…sent you a PM. Jeff

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

View Matt's profile

Matt

20 posts in 1362 days


#15 posted 08-03-2016 02:17 PM

How is the lift working out?

-- Matt, Pennsylvania

showing 1 through 15 of 17 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com