simple router lift

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Project by Chris Murphy posted 11-11-2012 03:11 PM 2721 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi all,
this is my router lift i just completed.
its made from some sort of screw clamp that i got from my dads shed (not sure exactly what it was originally for) and a scrap wood handle. what i did was to cut one of the big screw peices in half and then i expoxyed one nut in the bench as you can see and the epoxyed the other nut into a scraphandle and the epoxyed the handle and nut onto the thread of the screw.
now when i turn the handle the whole screw thread moves up or down, it works very well indeed.
i thought id post this idea for people who, like me, dont have a lot of space for the other sort of router lifts you see.
i originally got this idea from a tip that someone sent to wood magazine.
hope it helps some of you.


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#1 posted 11-11-2012 03:45 PM

It looks like an automotive coil spring compressor, but it seems a little short.

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#2 posted 11-11-2012 06:01 PM

Looks like a ‘beam hanger’, like plumbers use to suspend pipes and conduits under I beams. ???

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#3 posted 11-13-2012 06:05 PM

Wel done. I like KIS (keep it simple) ideas.

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