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Talk about router tables....watch this!

by Andybb
posted 12-01-2018 12:16 AM


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bruc101

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#1 posted 12-01-2018 12:50 AM

Well it is amazing but.
I don’t have the time to build something like that nor would I spend the money nor do I need anything like that.

I admit I’m old, and I also admit I’m old school on a lot of things. To me something like that takes some of the fun out of woodworking, and I love old school woodworking, but I do plan to get a router lift after the first of the year.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Bruce Free Plans https://traditionalwoodworking.org

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#2 posted 12-01-2018 01:47 AM

I’m old too and also have no need or desire for one. (unless it was a gift).

I wasn’t trying to sell it to you. :-) I just thought it was cool and probably the most exotic DIY tool jig I’ve ever seen.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#3 posted 12-01-2018 01:59 AM

Pretty wild! Thanks for sharing!

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#4 posted 12-01-2018 02:03 AM

I giving a demo on router table basics at the local woodworking store Saturday. I wonder if I could use it.

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#5 posted 12-01-2018 02:18 AM

Here’s a good example of some that’s very good at building gadgets that have no practical use. Way too smart to be a woodworker.

-- Aj

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#6 posted 12-01-2018 04:32 AM


I m old too and also have no need or desire for one. (unless it was a gift).

I wasn t trying to sell it to you. :-) I just thought it was cool and probably the most exotic DIY tool jig I ve ever seen.

- Andybb

I knew you wasn’t try to sell it to me. I appreciate you sharing the video with us and it was interesting. I sent th elink to a couple of my friends and they enjoyed it also.

-- Bruce Free Plans https://traditionalwoodworking.org

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#7 posted 12-01-2018 11:46 AM

No matter how useful it is, you have to admit it’s very clever.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#8 posted 12-01-2018 12:31 PM

Wow that is quite the set up. The only thing it’s missing is a drink dispenser.

Have you been to his shop to see it?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#9 posted 12-01-2018 12:45 PM

Absolutely humbling.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#10 posted 12-01-2018 02:59 PM

Um. Overkill maybe :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#11 posted 12-01-2018 03:36 PM

Guy needs to get out more. ;-)

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#12 posted 12-01-2018 05:15 PM

I have absolutely no use for one either, but still want one.

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#13 posted 12-01-2018 05:50 PM

I think some guys just like building shop stuff more than anything else and/or finding solutions for problems the rest of us didn’t know we had. Pretty amazing skill to build that sort of stuff but doesn’t seem that practical.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#14 posted 12-01-2018 05:56 PM

He’s on LJ, or used to be. I love his oscillating belt sander. Smart guy.

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#15 posted 12-01-2018 07:12 PM

OK, but is that all really necessary?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#16 posted 12-01-2018 07:14 PM


I have absolutely no use for one either, but still want one.

- xeddog


^ Yeah. What he said.

For some strange reason I enjoy building jigs that will help my work look more professional in addition to saving money. It’s fun to design and build stuff, but I could see something like this taking over my life for months! Overkill? ABSOLUTELY.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#17 posted 12-01-2018 07:55 PM

I wish I had his skills.

To be able to handle all of the different skill requirements and get them together from just one person is amazing. Ignore the naysayers, that is a genius peice of work and very skillfully done. Thanks a million for sharing with us .

I wonder if he made application for patent protection before he revealed it. There are people with a lot of money who want things like that even if it is just to show it off to people. Love to have one. larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#18 posted 12-01-2018 07:59 PM

No one is saying it’s not genius. I think the gist of what we are saying is that it’s a waste of time but we would pick it up off the curb and gladly take it home :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#19 posted 12-01-2018 08:57 PM

Jig building seems to tickle a few different parts of my brain. Design, engineering and esthetics.

However….I don’t know what this guy does. If you are doing some kind of production work that requires repeated operations with different routers this would save an incredible amount of work. I don’t even know why I shared it. As someone who enjoys building jigs I wasn’t really thinking about anything but the awe inspiring “DIY Master Ninja” skills it took to build it.

Not that anybody cares but the ability to build a good jig that not only gets the job done but also has a quality look and feel to it is a skill all it’s own. I am always trying to make my jigs look more like furniture than scrap thrown together. Many times I would get done and it is functional but looks like crap compared to others I see. My jig building quality seems to improve as my general woodworking ability improves.

Design and function. This seemed to be the epitome of that. It’s a piece of furniture.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#20 posted 12-01-2018 09:54 PM

Andybb: I agree, I couldn’t even build one in several months time let alone think about the design and all that it took to come up with this. That is the fasinating part of the machine. From concept to completion really expresses some great ability that I don’t seem to have. Thanks again. larry

Fridge: My bad choice of what I tried to say, no offense meant to anyone. I like a lot of what you and others have to post. larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#21 posted 12-02-2018 02:35 AM

Incredible build. If you were doing production work the ability to repeat processes quickly would be a real bonus. Granted for most here it is way more than needed. But wow!!!! I would not turn it down.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#22 posted 12-02-2018 02:39 AM

The triton has a spindle lock when you raise it all the way.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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000

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#23 posted 12-02-2018 02:44 AM

I couldn’t see myself wanting one of those.

Maybe 2 or 3 would be more in order…. :)

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#24 posted 12-02-2018 04:30 AM

Needs more cowbell.

My take? ... someone has too much time on their hands.

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#25 posted 12-02-2018 05:04 AM

I’m thinkin’ it needs steam power.

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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#26 posted 12-02-2018 05:10 AM



My take? ... someone has too much time on their hands.

That is sorta the essence of a hobby is it not?

I find the build interesting because it approximates, in a rudimentary way, some of the features of top end Martin and SCM shapers admittedly with about 15% of the power. For the majority of hobby woodworkers, it would be a time and money drain without a payoff, for someone interested in the hobby of building woodworking machines it likely has the payoff that others might find in building a Maloof rocker or Queen Anne Highboy.

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#27 posted 12-02-2018 04:43 PM



I couldn t see myself wanting one of those.

Maybe 2 or 3 would be more in order…. :)

- jbay

Yeah and with that unit being space friendly even with 2 or 3 you would still have room left over.

LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#28 posted 12-02-2018 07:36 PM


For the majority of hobby woodworkers, it would be a time and money drain without a payoff, for someone interested in the hobby of building woodworking machines it likely has the payoff that others might find in building a Maloof rocker or Queen Anne Highboy.

- AHuxley

+1

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#29 posted 12-02-2018 08:09 PM

Lol all those features are standard on high end shapers.. including fence position and tooling /spindle height presets.

Imho it would have been a lot more functional on a shaper.

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#30 posted 12-02-2018 08:10 PM

Great video, love what you have done and thank you for sharing this

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#31 posted 12-02-2018 08:32 PM

Awesome video. I wish I had his talents. I really liked the main table and then all the little stuff on the rest just blew it over the top. He has a very interesting mind

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#32 posted 12-03-2018 01:01 PM

I am tipping he is setting up to build something.

Cant wait to see the finished product

-- Regards Rob

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#33 posted 12-03-2018 02:32 PM

Overkill? Sure. But who cares, it’s friggin’ awesome :-)

For the majority of hobby woodworkers, it would be a time and money drain without a payoff, for someone interested in the hobby of building woodworking machines it likely has the payoff that others might find in building a Maloof rocker or Queen Anne Highboy.

- AHuxley

+1

- Andybb

+2

And most of it may be overkill but I like the micro-adjust method he has and I like the air nozzles on the fence. Those might just show up on my table at some point :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#34 posted 12-03-2018 06:29 PM

Speaking as a former 40+ years high tech engineer, this is actually a well thought out design and, it could have gone further if the designer had really decided to go overboard.
I do not have any room to put a router table of that size!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#35 posted 12-04-2018 04:57 PM

A lot of the fun you have building is in building something for yourself in your shop. I can be accused if this!

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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