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Discussion Starter · #21 · (Edited)
I think I got it handled. :eek::eek:




The travel is 5 7/16 inches. That is 54 full turns of the crank. So that works out to . . . . 47 carry the 3 uh :laughing::laughing::laughing:

Actually it is a little more than 3/32 per crank. ( 3.2 to be exact) I think that is probably accurate enough for anything I can think of making.

I'm almost ready to finish all the pieces. Plan to use good old Deft out of the can. PU !! But it works great and that is what I have used on all my shop projects and they are holding up fine.

P.S I found out I don't need that "white slippery stuff" between wood frame and "the nuts and washers". When I turn the crank the nuts and washers slide past each other and the "white slippery stuff" does NOTHING!
 

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Oh yeh I forgot to mention.

What's that hole in the side?????

Guess what happens when you put a drawer slide on and can't get to the release lever??

:cursing::cursing::cursing:
 

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AAAhhh found out what the vibration was from. :blink: The arbor that conects to the motor has a slight crook. Just enough that when the bit is put in it wobbles wobbles wobbles. Quarter inch bit cuts a 3/8 slot. Taking it back tomorrow.:cursing::cursing::cursing:
 

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Nope.

This is called a Multi-router. If you Google it you will find they cost in the neighborhood of $3000. The primary use is for mortis and tenon. It makes the mortis.

You clamp a piece of wood for say a table leg into the rig and using the handles slowly move the peice into the cutter. In a little and then back and forth cutting the mortis.

Also they can be used as a horizontal boring rig. Normally you would mount a router in the enclosure but I didn't want to sacrifice one of my routers for that purpose. I had planned to strip a motor off a washing machine but they cleaned up the local "dumping road" :laughing::laughing::laughing:. So I went to a local motor rewinder and he sold me a high speed motor for $50.:thumbsup:

Since I have a total of about $200 in this I think it is a pretty good deal. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Hope that helps. If any one is interested I have a CAD file with all the specs.
 

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Last post I think on this.

I replaced the crooked spindle and got one that was almost straight. :thumbdown:

But the variance is small. A 1/4 up twist router bit makes a slot that is 260 thousandths. I can live with that since I make the tenon AFTER I make the slot. :thumbsup: I'll just make a stack of tenons the right size for future use.

Was fun and now I have to figure out what to build from it. :laughing::laughing:

Oh by the way this sucker is HEAVY. Remember FULL SHEET of 3/4 ply plus the motor. Good for stabilization but bad for the old back!
 

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Nice tool and some pretty good cad work too, especially in Turbocad.
 

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Last post I think on this.

I replaced the crooked spindle and got one that was almost straight. :thumbdown:

But the variance is small. A 1/4 up twist router bit makes a slot that is 260 thousandths. I can live with that since I make the tenon AFTER I make the slot. :thumbsup: I'll just make a stack of tenons the right size for future use.

Was fun and now I have to figure out what to build from it. :laughing::laughing:

Oh by the way this sucker is HEAVY. Remember FULL SHEET of 3/4 ply plus the motor. Good for stabilization but bad for the old back!
Really COOL project, Hubert!

Thank you,
Joe Lyddon
www.woodworkstuff.net
 

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Oh Oh I Lied! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Convinced LOML that I need to put my old 1/2 Harbor Freight special into this and then buy me a new router. Can you say plunge / solid base?? :thumbsup::eek:
 

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Oh Oh I Lied! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Convinced LOML that I need to put my old 1/2 Harbor Freight special into this and then buy me a new router. Can you say plunge / solid base?? :thumbsup::eek:
Hubert!

Do you have any more followup on this project like... pics of it being used, etc.

How is it working out?

Are you saying you ended up putting a router in this?

Do you use router bits in it... or just drill bits?

Awesome project!
 

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Discussion Starter · #38 · (Edited)
Well I did put my router into it and had to do some "modifying." :eek: Since the router doesn't stick out as far as the old spindle I had to cut off about 5" in the frame. :blink::blink: Worked out well.

I plan to be making a mock-up for a book case in my office in the next week or two so will post pictures of how it operates soon.

p.s. Plan to buy a Triton TRA001 for my birthday. Any recommendations yeh or nay?

One of the best recommendations I have is the Sommerfelds guys only use it in their demos and DVDs. The boss mentions is one of their older DVDs that this one ( don't remember what it was) is the best and if it wasn't he would replace it. And now they use the Triton.

Besides I just got a 10% discount coupon from Woodcraft.
 

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So here are pictures of the "new and improved" multi-router.

Notice my high price router plate and Router (Harbor Freight) :blink::thumbsup:

Next step is to cut all the mortises and then the loose tenons. I will have to be careful and do all the "left" side ones and then all the "Right" side ones together.
 

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Looks just like a domino slot. I guess you could buy domino stock for your tenons if you wanted to, and just cut a mortise like this in both your pieces.
 
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