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Oak-y D-ok D Handle Router, jig

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Project by DocSavage45 posted 281 days ago 1960 views 15 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first project that involves wood is this D-Handle router jig. Watching Charles Neil’s “The Magic of Routers” disk on Jigs, Charles suggested making a D-Handle Router Base and demonstrated with a 1/4 ” piece of plywood for a base and He had stapled an MDF handle to it for demonstration purposes.

If you check the Handle you will see there is a bottom lip. It’s the full dimension from the oak stock that’s been sitting in my shop forever. I trimmed it down to 1 1/2 by my table saw then my band saw. Tried to plane it down, chisel it down and sand it down. Finally got it shaped to my hand.

Two coats of shellac, sanding and two coats of poly on the handle.

Until I can afford the porter cable D-Handle this will have to do.

My wife asked me “Where did you buy this?” LOL!

Thanks for looking

I did a recent search and found that Bricofleur had posted A shopmade D Handle Router Base about 2years ago. Might be another source ?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher





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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 281 days ago

Your 1st Project…Congratulations…! always a good feeling and most certainly the beginning of many more Thomas projects to come…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 281 days ago

Greg,

drum roll please! LOL! Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 281 days ago

Looks cool Tom,much nicer than mine. Congrats on your first project.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 281 days ago

Jim.....Thanks,

I checked out your posting on jigs when looking for previous postings of a D Handle router jig.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 281 days ago

I knew there was a reason we finely started getting some rain here in Central TX LOL looks very nice Thomas

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 281 days ago

great project. I actually have a piece of plexi glass to make a larger based for my router. Adding a D- handle would be a good idea.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 281 days ago

Randy,

Didn’t you feel the earth shake too? LOL! Thanks

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 281 days ago

Peter,

How thick is your plexi glass? If I were to do it over, I’d use 3/8ths . You also need to consider the lip of the router. Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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JR_Dog

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#9 posted 281 days ago

Looks like you have good handle on things Doc ;-)

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 281 days ago

JR,

Now I have to figure out how to maneuver it? LOL! Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 281 days ago

Congrats on yer first! Yer on a roll now! Can’t wait for the next one.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 281 days ago

Thanks, Long way to go to catch up to you doc! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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eddie

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#13 posted 281 days ago

very cleaver and great build

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 281 days ago

thanks, Liked your router table. :>)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Philip "Pip" Storm

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#15 posted 281 days ago

Nice work. I needed this when I eased the edges on my guitar build. Those horns can get a bit tipsy. On my to do list for sure.

-- Well, I'll be screwed, glued, and tattooed!

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