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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 12-10-2011 10:24 PM 5794 views 3 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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12-10-2011 10:24 PM

Here’s a router lathe box with the router in place. Just a simple 6”X6”X 45” box. I don’t turn, so I made this to make a cane. You can see the cane in the pic.

This is the crank end. Just turn the crank and move the router.

Here is the dial to locate the cavities for grooving. In my case, I’ll be making cavities for Turquoise inlays on a cane. The little square block is on the end of a 1/4” dowel through the dial and in to the box end.

Here’s the hame and end cap loosely fitted on the walnut cane. I used a Bowl Cutter to rout the cane. Good fit, by golly!

When we get back from our trip to Okinawa, I’ll do the inlays.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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degoose

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#1 posted 12-10-2011 10:29 PM

Hey that is so cool…

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#2 posted 12-10-2011 10:41 PM

Nice, I had about the same thing planned to turn some dowels for wooden screws. Do you find it easy enough to turn the crank handle and guide the router simultaneously? I had thought that I may need a small motor to keep the blank turning so I can keep two hands on the router.

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#3 posted 12-10-2011 10:48 PM

well done

BY GOLLY

have a great trip

and come home safely

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 12-10-2011 11:00 PM

Nice, I had about the same thing planned to turn some dowels for wooden screws. Do you find it easy enough to turn the crank handle and guide the router simultaneously? I had thought that I may need a small motor to keep the blank turning so I can keep two hands on the router.

A motor isn’t necessary. Just turn (and hold) the crank to cut the corners off by moving the router back and forth until it’s close to round. Then just turn the crank and move the router along. The plate (1/2” BB ply) has two runners screwed to it on the underside that capture the sides of the box. The router won’t get away. I just lightly hold the plate on one end and move the router that way. You don’t need to even touch the handles. Take small cuts.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 12-10-2011 11:00 PM

Thanks everyone.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 12-11-2011 06:58 AM

Thanks Gene, good to know, was hunting for a small motor for this so will try the manual approach ..

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