Palm router accessories - (Makita) #2: Router insert plate, for palm router.

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Blog entry by mafe posted 12-29-2020 05:12 PM 670 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Router insert plate
for palm router.

I have already posted several projects where I use this one and more or less a blog where I show where to make it, so this is an extra one, with the plate only.

If you decide to make it, then make two or three as you are at it, as this takes no time, while you are at it – then you can make several different tables and have options ready in the drawer.

First cut some pieces to size at the table saw.
I made them 12×12 cm.
Here I use some of the 6 mm disco green acrylic, my friend gave me he had salvaged it from a trash container).

Marked up 1 cm in on the plate all the way around and marked the corners.

Drilled and counter sink for the screws to mount the plate into the table.

Also took of the palm routers base and placed it under the plate, to mark the routers bolt holes and drilled out for these.
You can do several as you have it all marked.
If you plan on using different routers or bases, you can make holes for these as you are there.

Plate mounted on the router.

Running a bit through the plate.
I choose a medium size bit and will route it bigger when needed.

The router comes with a fence, so I decided to cut a long hole for this.
In my case 1,7 cm in, with an 8mm bit and made it 3,2 mm wide, using stops, to control the cut.
Notice I use one of the new router plates here, with a home made fence and stops.

Here you can see it, right over the fence fixture on the base.

Fence can be put in place.

Used to make another.
But this is a little wobbly, so you should mount the plate in a table.


The insert plate can also be used as a large base.

Also made a starting pin and holes in the plate for it.
The holes were made on the 1 cm line, in the centre.

I had a piece of aluminium bar, so just a threaded rod, a threaded hole in the bar, washer and a wing nut.

Mounted on the table.

You can see more here:
Plate made mounted and used on Workmate table:
Plate used for Systainer router table:
Fixed base mounted on the plate:

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or even insert plates.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#1 posted 12-29-2020 06:45 PM

Great idea, Mads!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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James E McIntyre

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#2 posted 01-01-2021 04:45 PM

Thanks for the suggestion Mafe.
The color is cool. I was going to ask you where you got that color until you said your friend found it in the trash.

A man after my heart. I walk around the night before trash pickup searching for wood and items I can use.

The ultimate recycler.

Happy New Year!

-- James E McIntyre

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