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Forum topic by niki posted 07-13-2007 10:30 PM 4819 views 4 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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niki

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07-13-2007 10:30 PM

Good day

After I made the Mortising jig for the router table (a few posts down), I thought that to bent under the bench every pass to lift the bit, is too much for my old back so I made a simple lift.

The lifting mechanism is located on the right side (behind the fence) so it will not interfere with any operation.

It takes some 30 seconds to install it and I’ll probably improve a few things with time and experience.

It works very smooth (after a drop of oil in the T-nut) and takes some 25 turns from “bit level with the table” (1/8” below) to “bit 1-3/8” mm above the table”.

Regards
niki

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#1 posted 07-13-2007 11:30 PM

Genius as always, Niki!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 07-14-2007 04:35 AM

Most excellent. Master of invention.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 07-14-2007 06:21 AM

Nice Niki – you are always thinking of improvements!

-- John

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#4 posted 07-14-2007 04:56 PM

What a router lift! Better patent that before someone starts selling them online!

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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piper

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#5 posted 07-14-2007 06:35 PM

great idea

-- piper

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niki

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#6 posted 07-14-2007 06:59 PM

Thank you so much for your kind words

Bill
It cost me about $1 to make it (threaded rod 60 Cents + nuts and washers) and it should be “tailored” to the specific router table.

If you noticed, I left the lever longer than needed…the idea is to use it also as a pedal (with small mod).

Because my router is at the center of the table, the unit can be installed from either side.

Thanks again
niki

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#7 posted 07-17-2007 09:53 PM

Awesome Niki! I see you really broke the bank with this one!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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niki

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#8 posted 07-17-2007 10:52 PM

Thank you Tom

On the contrary, my “Bank” (account) remained very stable with this one :)

niki

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mot

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#9 posted 07-17-2007 10:58 PM

LOL…I was joking!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 07-19-2007 11:40 PM

Nikki only understands Polish jokes.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Sawdust2

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#11 posted 07-19-2007 11:41 PM

You know. I have to Polish my shoes and Polish my bottle stoppers
(and Polish my humor)

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#12 posted 07-20-2007 02:38 AM

Very slick Nike. I love your problem solving.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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niki

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#13 posted 07-20-2007 07:00 AM

Tom
I was also joking, this sign :) means Smile but we don’t have smilies…

Sawdust2
There are no Polish jokes…there are jokes about Polish…
One Polish guy immigrated to USA…went to an English teacher and told him “I want to learn English”...”Why? I can see that your English is quite good” said the teacher…”Well, I want to polish my English” said the Pole…..”Your English is Polish enough” replied the teacher.
Did you hear a Pole talking English…..:)....I hear it every day…

Thank you Bob

Regards
niki

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Sawdust2

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#14 posted 07-21-2007 05:14 PM

Too funny

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#15 posted 07-24-2007 08:09 PM

Man you are killing me with your enginuity. That is just too cool for words. I thought I had a lock on original thinking but my hat is figuratively off to you. Pure and unadulterated genius.

Ed
www.crookedlittletree.com

-- Come on in, the beer is cold and the wood is dry. www.crookedlittletree.com

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