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Router lift

Postby windmill john » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:29 pm

I have watched sooo many You Tube clips of guys who have made crank wind router lifts. I attempted this with my very cheap router off eBay and my deWalt, sorry, debitsnpieces router table :grin:
Anyway, I struggled with my model, then saw a chap on eBay who used a lab bench sized scissor lift.
I got one off eBay for £12!! Lovely bit of kit for just £12 postage free!

Anyway, table modded and works a treat. I only mention it because the scissor lift could have many uses and at 6 inch square I'm sure could be put to use in the shed for other jobs \:D/

By the way, second picture is not the end result, I used rubber on the platform to give a vibe free fit and countersunk the rubber feet into the wood to stop any sideways movements.
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Re: Router lift

Postby george baker » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:02 pm

Hi
just what I need, thanks for the reminder of lab jacks

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Re: Router lift

Postby windmill john » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:19 pm

There are 4 inch versions available, but I got a six inch; scissor lift I mean :roll: :wink:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/15X15cm-Lab-L ... Swux5YU4U4
http://www.kittos.co.uk
Best roads: 623 Burgos to Santander. A back road to Metz; can't remember which!
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Re: Router lift

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Re: Router lift

Postby windmill john » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:25 pm

I'd love to!

Actually, I'm new to wood working.... I blame someone at work :smile:

I purchased a router for £18.

I was talking about it at work and a colleague, because he had purchased more expensive kit, gave me a circular saw and a mitre chop saw.
Then, a week later he gave me a jig saw and a week later, a palm router. \:D/

I got hooked........ I went out and bought an Aldi table saw..... ahh, Aldi :grin: .

Well, I made four Christmas presents and have now picked up a scroll saw...... can't get in the shed now!!! No space for a bike!....

So, my router was £18, the scissor lift £12.99 and the wood and bits to build, total spend around £40; my sort of budget.
http://www.kittos.co.uk
Best roads: 623 Burgos to Santander. A back road to Metz; can't remember which!
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Friedrich 1993 R80RT - a Percheron, but can still mix it with the rest.

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Re: Router lift

Postby CaptAirhead » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:54 am

I've fitted my router to a table but it's a bitch to adjust the height. I was going to make a lift but this looks as though it would do the job. Nice one.
I went through a phase of kitting out my workshop a while back and got a router, band saw, fret saw, table saw, mitre saw, drill press, belt sander etc etc. Now I can hardly move in my workshop. I need more space!
I get a lot of my wood from the B&Q off cut bin. Next project..build a decent workbench.

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Re: Router lift

Postby windmill john » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:59 am

Due to the cost of wood, I'm hoping most of my future stuff can be pallet wood; except for small palm routed signs which need to be hard wood, due to the finish.
http://www.kittos.co.uk
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Re: Router lift

Postby DEEP DIVER » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:51 am

Check out warehouses and the rear of shops as they stack old pallets and have to pay to dispose of them. I have a wood burner and for years got most of my wood from them. Also check out skips around building sites, another good source of timber.
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Re: Router lift

Postby raesewell » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:55 am

Mine was for my business so I wasn't on a tight budget. I have a double garage fitted out as my workshop. I must say it doesn't get used much these days unless one of my customers tracks me down. :eek: :shock:

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Re: Router lift

Postby windmill john » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:12 pm

I have a double garage fitted out as my workshop
You're not helping! :wink:
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Best roads: 623 Burgos to Santander. A back road to Metz; can't remember which!
Schorsch 1978-80 R65 - bit of a Shetland pony; frisky and naughty.
Friedrich 1993 R80RT - a Percheron, but can still mix it with the rest.

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Re: Router lift

Postby george baker » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:31 pm

Hi John,
are you using software to design/ cut the signs?

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Re: Router lift

Postby windmill john » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:14 pm

For simple routed signs, I just print off in Word, spray mount and route through.

I've just download all the programs from Steve's site:

http://www.stevedgood.com/catalog/index.php

I will try these for the scroll saw.
http://www.kittos.co.uk
Best roads: 623 Burgos to Santander. A back road to Metz; can't remember which!
Schorsch 1978-80 R65 - bit of a Shetland pony; frisky and naughty.
Friedrich 1993 R80RT - a Percheron, but can still mix it with the rest.

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Re: Router lift

Postby george baker » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:03 am

Hi
I am exploring VCarve as a piece of cnc controller. A mate has a small miller which I hope to borrow when I understand what I am doing

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Re: Router lift

Postby windmill john » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:44 pm

Just had a look at that, looks serious..... considerably neater than my lines!
http://www.kittos.co.uk
Best roads: 623 Burgos to Santander. A back road to Metz; can't remember which!
Schorsch 1978-80 R65 - bit of a Shetland pony; frisky and naughty.
Friedrich 1993 R80RT - a Percheron, but can still mix it with the rest.

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Re: Router lift

Postby george baker » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:05 am

Hi
I plan to use it to cut stuff less than 2 inch diameter when I learn how. My mate has an old version of VCarve and a mini-miller but at the back of the workshop is a machine with a bed a couple of foot long IIRC.

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