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Blog entry by zlatanv posted 04-29-2010 07:22 PM 1464 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just saw this on instructibles website, smallest shop, looks like a cool and well organized set up for not having allot of space. Love the router lift.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#1 posted 04-29-2010 07:37 PM

yep he sure can lift the router with that

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#2 posted 04-29-2010 10:27 PM

Looks effective. I am just wondering if there are any cooling issues as routers usually have vents in the very place they seem covered in the photo. I have seen many of these before so maybe it isn’t a problem but it might be worth looking into that before trying it out. (signed Killjoy)

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 04-30-2010 02:25 AM

I had contemplated this method but didn’t follow up on it for fear of overheating. I love elegantly simple solutions so I won’t rule it out yet. Maybe some time at the scroll saw could ventilate the risers.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#4 posted 04-30-2010 02:39 AM

It is time for me to build another router table (probably my next project) and have been trying to work out this very issue. I am considering going with somesort of lever device but maybe a jacking method would work well if I made more of a frame around the router to connect to the face plate. This way only the face plate would be connected to the router… I may have to draw on this a little. If I come up with any good ideas (ok I know “good” is relevent) I will post it.

Chris Adkins

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