Rotary table for routing

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Forum topic by Julian posted 04-18-2013 01:53 AM 1508 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-18-2013 01:53 AM

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I am looking for a way to fabricate a simple rotary table; similar to a rotary milling table that is used on a machine mill. Has anyone made something like this or perhaps even made one. I want to use a router to mill circular designs that would be too large for my 12” dis. lathe.

-- Julian

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#1 posted 04-19-2013 02:04 AM

one way would be to mount your router to the underside of a board, as a makeshift router table, then if your workpiece can have a hole in the middle, you can mount a pin on the table away from the bit the radius distance you need, then make light passes extending the bit a little at a time.

I just read your profile,
You have a lot of experiance in woodworking, so the above idea may have already been on your mind, I don’t mean to insult your intellegence in woodworking by giving a suggestion for this task, but just in case you could gleem some help from it would be good.

I just remembered, I seen in a book where to rout the edges of a circular piece they used a “v” groove board, where the bit was inside the “v” groove, and the circular piece rotated (by hand) in the groove.

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#2 posted 04-19-2013 02:59 PM

Hobby1, thanks for the suggestion. I didn’t explain it very well. I did find some ideas on another site “”.

-- Julian

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