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Project by kiefer posted 03-02-2019 05:29 PM 1869 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a very simple router lift that I made using my existing router and a few little pieces of hardware and a couple wooden items all stuff I had on hand .
This saved me buying or making a common router lift and a lot of money .
The lift is operated from the top with a crank and a wooden lock pin to lock the router arbor for bit changes .
I also modified the wrench by bending it to reach the nut better .
The original lock is retained to keep the router body tight in the housing which is screwed to the aluminum table mounting plate . I also added a safety switch so I can isolate the router from power when changing bits .
I will finish the bottom enclosure for dust collection and add a linkage to lock/unlock the the router housing lock .
Watch the video and you will be able to understand the details better better

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReS9SECz7GI&t=65s

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





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Andybb

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#1 posted 03-02-2019 05:37 PM

Very nice! I really enjoy trying to make my own solutions and really enjoy seeing other people do so as well. Very satisfying isn’t it? Great video too. But you made it in 2017. Why did it take so long to share it?? :-)

Again, nice job.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#2 posted 03-02-2019 09:23 PM

Looks like he used a hex handle to drive the bolt built into the router itself – I want a motorized lift adapted from one of those sit-stand desks that has a millimeter readout.

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#3 posted 03-02-2019 10:01 PM

Klaus, will check it out!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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kiefer

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#4 posted 03-02-2019 11:47 PM

Andybb
Yes I enjoy making things the simpler the better and less expensive too .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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kiefer

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#5 posted 03-02-2019 11:49 PM

Looks like he used a hex handle to drive the bolt built into the router itself – I want a motorized lift adapted from one of those sit-stand desks that has a millimeter readout.

- SFNewbie
Use a height gauge and a cordless drill .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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kiefer

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#6 posted 03-02-2019 11:50 PM

Klaus, will check it out!

- DocSavage45

Enjoy the video and let me know

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#7 posted 03-03-2019 12:00 AM

I enjoyed the video. Thank you so much.

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#8 posted 03-03-2019 12:50 AM

Good to see your busy again, make me feel guilty about my underused shaper/router!
Hey was it your project that crashed the site? When I first tried to look at it kept getting something about Ruby off the Rails?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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builtinbkyn

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#9 posted 03-03-2019 12:55 AM

Klaus great to see you post some more of your shop magic here on LJs. I’ll be taking a look at your YT video.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#10 posted 03-03-2019 01:38 AM



kept getting something about Ruby off the Rails?

- Andre

I thought it was just me. I’m still getting it on a couple of threads but not all.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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kiefer

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#11 posted 03-03-2019 02:07 AM

Somebody call Houston !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s not RUBY TUESDAY
I can’t get to projects and some other stuff .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#12 posted 03-03-2019 02:19 AM


Somebody call Houston !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It s not RUBY TUESDAY
I can t get to projects and some other stuff .

- kiefer


Cricket says clear your cache. Fixed it for me.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#13 posted 03-03-2019 07:35 AM

Your narration and content is getting smoother. What brand of router?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 03-03-2019 02:36 PM

Really, very nicely done brother.
That pits my old lift to shame !
(Well deserved Top 3 award)

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#15 posted 03-04-2019 02:44 AM

Nice work, Klaus!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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