Saturday, June 2, 2012

One small step ...

Well is only a knock together router table with a lift mechanism made from scrap timber but its a huge leap forward in tinkering technology for my workshop.  The lift mechanism works well and the adjustment mechanism is perfect for fine adjustments.  Any lift or drop to change tools needs to be done with a socket drive in my battery drill because of the slow feed.  I have added two locking screws to make sure the router is secure and stable during operation.  This is probably not required in a conventional lift mechanism precision machined from steel components but with any timber sliding mechanism needs clearance and will therefore be loose.  I had to fork out for flat and spring washers to complete the project so the expenditure crept over the $5 limit.  Other than that it has been made from scrap.