Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'router lift'

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Shop Projects #5: Router Table Evolution

12-04-2020 03:24 PM by littlecope | 7 comments »

(In wondering where to put this, it was discovered that a “Shop Projects” series had already been begun, but an entry for this Shop had never been made… until now) With the success of the recent Planer Table project, inspiration was kindled to build a permanent work table for the Router… You would have to be pretty long in the tooth around LJ”s to remember, but the plastics for the top were gifted to me nearly 10 years ago by our own Rob Kollman… It h...

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Router Lift #1: Router Lift

07-27-2019 03:49 PM by Phil Clark | 1 comment »

DIY Router Lift Trying to adjust bit height from underneath the table is a hassle which gave rise to several after market router lifts and diy lift plans. I have a 3-1/4hp Freud plunge router mounted under my Incra table. There was no way I would spend the money asked for a router lift. Here’s what I did to adjust the router from above the table. All for the cost of a couple of nuts and some time. 1. Separated the router motor from the base.2. Removed the pin locking the adjus...

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Table Saw Modifications #3: Table Saw Enhancement – Converting Extension Table Into Router Table

01-28-2017 05:10 PM by TrentDavis | 5 comments »

I’ve created a tutorial for converting the extension table on a SawStop table saw (or any table saw with a wooden extension table) into a router table. Check it out here:

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Shop Made JIGS #8: Slot Mortiser with Toggle Clamp Blocks Completed

05-14-2016 04:34 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

My new shop-made slot mortiser is ready for a test cut. Yesterday, Friday the 13th, the carrier delivered my two new toggle clamps. I drilled the holes for them in the clamping block and installed them. For now I will leave both assemblies on the one large plywood base. I am considering separating or cutting the base so each assembly can be separately clamped to a table when in use. Having the bases separated will make it easier for me to store this large and heavy JIG. I may build a ...

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Shop Made JIGS #6: Slot Mortiser: Router Lift Nears Completion.

05-09-2016 05:58 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

I had a couple hours to work further on the router lift portion of this slot mortiser JIG. I will resume construciton to morrow. The lift’s threaded insert is placed in the header of this lift.

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Homemade tools and jigs #1: Benchtop router table

10-16-2015 12:59 AM by Bernard38 | 0 comments »

I decided to build a router table with a lift, keep it simple and cheap! The lift is based on jay's custom creations lever router lift. I customized it for my needs. It’s made from workshop scraps and used parts. The acrylic is from a sign company’s dumpster and the only bought items were a couple of hose clamps. The router is one of my pc690’s. The acrylic top 3/8”x 12” x 24” with a 1 1/4” bit hole is interchangeable (threaded inserts) with another...

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Router table 2015 #1: Treadmill router table top

07-26-2015 05:35 AM by exelectrician | 10 comments »

Time for a new router table, the old Rockler with the really old Jessum router lift that was not up to heavy work, had to go. The other no name table top table was too narrow, and the MDF table had serious bracing underneath to try and keep it from dipping in the center. The fence and the newer Jessem router lift on this unit were keepers. I used a piece of old growth clear pine for the trestle, loose 1/2” double tenons glued in and double bolted stretchers between, the nuts and rod ...

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JessEm Mast-R-Lift II Unboxing and Installation

08-13-2014 06:10 AM by Marty Backe | 4 comments »

In the above video I do an unboxing of the JessEm Mast-R-Lift II router lift that I recently bought. After showing what’s in the box, I fabricate a new router table top and install the lift. I conclude with some observations of its accuracy. New TopMy existing router table is shop made, but the existing router plate opening won’t fit the JessEm lift, so I need to make a new top. Most of my shop cabinets have a 1” thick melamine top. This material is very stout (...

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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #46: A really unique homemade router lift that doubles as a mini router table!

07-09-2014 01:59 AM by StumpyNubs | 11 comments »

In this episode we revisit the homemade router lift, completely redesigning it! This one is better than ever, and it doubles as a mini router table with full lift and lower dust collection capabilities! All this and a little twisted humor in this episode of The Stumpy Nubs Workshop! It’s a great show, you might even laugh a little. So check it HERE!(Get plans here) (Friend us on facebook, follow us on Twitter, and visit the Stumpy Store to help support the show!)

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Video: Homemade Router Lift #3

04-06-2014 12:52 PM by JSB | 4 comments »

When I sold my table saw station both of my routers and lifts went with it. I’m finally getting around to making another router table but first I needed the lift. For those who are interested I put together a quick video of the construction. I used John’s plan from for the third time. I have no complaints with this plan and it works great. Because it’s a paid plan I didn’t go into any exact details. The plans are detailed and well worth the asking price. ...

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