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Router table stop and flip stop build.

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Project by James E McIntyre posted 01-24-2020 10:13 PM 885 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is something I wanted to build for some time.
Nothing great just a good mental exercise.
Mafe built a great pair and motivated me to make these.

I searched the internet for some ideas and came up with these.
One flip and one non flip.
Their made from hard maple. And the knobs are made from Cumaru.

I drilled two holes for the inside corners of the flip stop, and cut the sides out on the band saw.

A ridge was routed out to keep the stop in the track.

Making an octagon on the band saw.

Drilling out the opening for the Brass threaded rubber nut.
The larger hole was drilled first. The tip indent of the first larger Forstner bit was used as a guide for the smaller through hole.

Gluing the nut to the wood knob.
I had these rubber nuts with brass threads laying around for I don’t know for how long, and finally got to use them.
I think I got them at Lowe’s.

FYI. If you noticed the stop on the left is lighter in color than the one on the right, it’s because the one on the left was sprayed with shellac and the one on the right was sprayed with lacquer.

They were made from the same scrap of wood.

-- James E McIntyre





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Madmark2

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#1 posted 01-24-2020 10:48 PM

Very nice but material intensive. I just use a couple of scrap blocks and 4” F-clamps. I guess if you do a lot of stopped routing it would be worth it. Lots of work to save a $3 knob.

M

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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James E McIntyre

636 posts in 1933 days


#2 posted 01-24-2020 11:05 PM

Thanks MadMark. I tried to use a similar knob on the flip stop but the larger radius blocked it from rising.
I already (glued) it together before I realized your wonderful looking knob was to large.

I did this while my oil stain was drying on a mirror frame I recently posted. You can view it on my project page.

The oil stain takes about a week or more to dry in colder weather.
I was keeping busy during this down time.

Do you work for Rockler? (:^)
Don’t they charge freight at rockler?

Mark, I read your home page. These were made from scrap wood. I thought you would appreciate that.
My knobs are better for the environment.
Keep the positive comments coming.

-- James E McIntyre

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MrWolfe

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#3 posted 01-24-2020 11:17 PM

Cool project and it looks very sturdy with no play in the flipstop block.
I’ve booked marked this project and will be borrowing this design.
Jon.

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Jerry

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#4 posted 01-24-2020 11:19 PM

Looks very handy! Nicely done and clever. I find that purpose made tools like this are worth the time and effort. Plus they take the guesswork out of production.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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James E McIntyre

636 posts in 1933 days


#5 posted 01-24-2020 11:30 PM

Thanks MrWolf. Love the photo of that baby animal. What is that cute thing? And what’s it saying?

Thanks Jerry your positive comments always are appreciated.

-- James E McIntyre

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James E McIntyre

636 posts in 1933 days


#6 posted 01-24-2020 11:43 PM



Very nice but material intensive. I just use a couple of scrap blocks and 4” F-clamps. I guess if you do a lot of stopped routing it would be worth it. Lots of work to save a $3 knob.

M

- Madmark2

Ouch!

-- James E McIntyre

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JimYoung

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#7 posted 01-24-2020 11:47 PM

Very nice addition to your router table.

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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James E McIntyre

636 posts in 1933 days


#8 posted 01-25-2020 12:21 AM


Very nice addition to your router table.

- JimYoung

Thanks Jim. How’s the Roubo bench coming along?
I always have to smile when I read your quote. (Wrinkles in your duct tape)

-- James E McIntyre

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 01-26-2020 02:04 AM

Nice stop, James. I made a few of them and they sure are handy!

Cheers, Jim

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

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woodchuckerNJ

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#10 posted 01-26-2020 04:55 PM

nicely done. I like some of your processes.

I will say, after looking at your grain direction, I had some (back seat driver) changes I would make.
I might not have caught while making it, but after looking at the images my eye caught it after the fact.

I would now set the grain the opposite way on your L shaped pieces. So that if it were a permanent setting for production, the humidity would not cause a change in length. In do so, they would not be cut as one L each side, but would be a component of 2 pieces on each side, with a dovetail or dowel holding the piece in an L shape. The grain of the block would also have to be the same direction, this would cause no change during humidity changes.

But overall a nice build.

-- Jeff NJ

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James E McIntyre

636 posts in 1933 days


#11 posted 01-26-2020 05:45 PM

Thanks Jim J.

-- James E McIntyre

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James E McIntyre

636 posts in 1933 days


#12 posted 01-26-2020 05:49 PM

Thanks WoodchuckNJ

Wood is like that. But I don’t think I’ll be using if as a permanent stop. Just for a few cuts on each project..
There is a 3/64” space above the table.
You have some good ideas. Can you build one and send me some pic, or post it as a project.
I would be like a fun router table flip stop (CHALLENGE).

Woodchuck stop chuckin my wood! (:^)

-- James E McIntyre

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woodchuckerNJ

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#13 posted 01-26-2020 10:43 PM



Thanks WoodchuckNJ

Wood is like that. But I don’t think I’ll be using if as a permanent stop. Just for a few cuts on each project..
There is a 3/64” space above the table.
You have some good ideas. Can you build one and send me some pic, or post it as a project.
I would be like a fun router table flip stop (CHALLENGE).

Woodchuck stop chuckin my wood! (:^)

- James E McIntyre

sorry, Jim, I was doing the back seat driving there. I already have a bunch of those stops, came with fences of different sorts.

-- Jeff NJ

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James E McIntyre

636 posts in 1933 days


#14 posted 01-26-2020 10:52 PM


Thanks WoodchuckNJ

Wood is like that. But I don’t think I’ll be using if as a permanent stop. Just for a few cuts on each project..
There is a 3/64” space above the table.
You have some good ideas. Can you build one and send me some pic, or post it as a project.
I would be like a fun router table flip stop (CHALLENGE).

Woodchuck stop chuckin my wood! (:^)

- James E McIntyre

sorry, Jim, I was doing the back seat driving there. I already have a bunch of those stops, came with fences of different sorts.

- woodchuckerNJ

It’s all good woodchuck. You had some valid concerns. Wood swells from its width moisture.
Plastic or metal would make a better material to make some jigs from.

-- James E McIntyre

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