Homemade Router Guide Bushing Pin Wrench

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Project by Bricofleur posted 05-30-2017 12:23 PM 1640 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t know about you, but for me holding guide bushings while I thread the ring nut from under is a pain, particularly the smaller ones !
For my wrench I’ve chosen a HDF floor board for its density and its durability and drilled a 3/4” (18mm) hole using a spade bit at the drill press.
Then I’ve punched and drilled two tiny holes (according to next line) which provided a guide to punch the remaining guide bushing smaller than 3/4” (18mm).
The two 4-40 (2mm) bolts can be locked up with instant (CA) glue.

For more photos and all construction details as well as few related tips, please take a look at this page of my blog.

Thanks for looking.


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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 05-30-2017 12:41 PM

Very clever! When you run into a problem it’s time to think outside the box and solve it. Well done!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 05-30-2017 12:53 PM

Another problem solved !
Thanks for sharing Serge .


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 05-30-2017 09:48 PM

simple practical solution to the problem… thats what is all about
nice thinking Serge

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#4 posted 06-01-2017 03:45 PM

excellent!!! I might copy – my hands are getting old and need this help…

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