|Project by HuckD||posted 09-29-2013 10:14 PM||7542 views||21 times favorited||18 comments|
Here are pics of my Pantorouter. It’s designed by Matthias Wandel and plans, videos and excellent build instructions are available on www.woodgears.ca.
It’s made of oak and 3/4” oak plywood that I already had on hand. I stayed very close to the pantograph portion of the plans. I did veer from the plans on the table though. It’s made of two layers of the oak plywood with t-tracks installed. I also made it tiltable up to 48 degrees. It’s attached by two small hinges that don’t have any play in them, mounted out of reach of the bit.
It took a little finessing but the table is square and level with the movement of the bit. Matthias’ instructions helped here.
I found some 16” “Center Mount” under drawer slides at Lowes. They didn’t have any play in them so I didn’t have to go through the slide modifications Matthias describes on his website. Here’s a pic:
Still to do:
1. Make some templates!
2. Get some dust collection on it. Man this thing makes lots of shavings.
3. I’m going to make the whole table repositional by about 1 inch further away from the bit. The top overhangs the base by about 3/4” due to the hinges and i need a little more clearance in order to make longer tenons.
Future plans call for mounting the Pantorouter and my next project – Matthias’ Multi Slot Mortising Machine on a flip top stand. Of course, I plan to make the stand with 2×4’s mortised together. :)
More photos may be seen on Photobucket.
As always, questions, comments and constructive criticism are welcome.
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