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Blog entry by Bob Casey posted 08-31-2020 11:26 PM 733 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everybody I need some help I built a juice groove jig, but with a disability I have {3 fingers paralyzed) I can not keep the router tight like I want to I was hoping to find a small router to take 1/2” shank bits, but so far no go so my question is what about wobble on 1/4 shank core box bits up to 5/8” Any ideas would be helpful I can make a plate for palm router I think so I can use the Jig. Thanks for any help

-- woodnutbob

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#1 posted 09-01-2020 12:45 PM

I have severe arthritis in my left hand and sometimes I have a hard time holding my router steady. I purchased a Bosch Colt 1.25 hp palm router and thought it would help. with the small base I was having the same problem. I found a larger base online that will take standard PC. guide bushings and what a difference. I can hold it steady as long as I go slowly. I never used a 5/8” core box bit but I have used 1/2” and it works fine. Hope this helps, and it sucks getting old.

-- Rich

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#2 posted 09-01-2020 11:17 PM

Even without a hand troubles I have struggled to keep the router pressed against the fences of a juice groove jig. I have thought about making an inner fence that sticks down with double sided tape to keep the router base trapped between the two and keep it from wandering.

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#3 posted 09-02-2020 08:00 PM

Maybe ask another woodie to do it for you.
with a offer of return of service for their help

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 09-02-2020 09:15 PM

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#5 posted 09-03-2020 11:58 PM

Hey I almost forgot its possibly a good reason to buy a CNC router tee hee.

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 09-07-2020 12:01 AM

I am moving to Budapest

-- Regards Rob

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