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After years of thinking about it I finally built and installed Shop Notes issue 121 router lift. I had a PC 690 mounted in a Bosch router table. This seemed to be a good application of the lift.
I deviated a little from the design (as usual). The plans call for 3/4" - 16 threaded rod. I used 5/8" 13 because thats what the big box store stocked. I think the plans spec'd the 3/4" rod because one revolution = 1/16th and the bigger rod would allow a large "nut" to be filed on top. (I used a dremel cut off wheel and finished with a file) Also I cut the yoke according to plan installed the router and scribed the router to it.After cutting the scribe, I installed some self-adhesive neoprene on the inside of the yoke. I did this because 1) a post wondered if the router would slip because of vibration and 2) I can't leave well enough alone. However the design seems to have enough friction that it hasn't been an issue yet.
The lift was easy to mount to the plate. The insert hole was a little larger than the router so I was able to center the router using playing cards as shims. I used a 1/2" centering stud to check for square and amazingly it was without any shimming.
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Nice job...looks good...best success with it...

Like your enhancements to the design...especially the neoprene...

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After years of thinking about it I finally built and installed Shop Notes issue 121 router lift. I had a PC 690 mounted in a Bosch router table. This seemed to be a good application of the lift.
I deviated a little from the design (as usual). The plans call for 3/4" - 16 threaded rod. I used 5/8" 13 because thats what the big box store stocked. I think the plans spec'd the 3/4" rod because one revolution = 1/16th and the bigger rod would allow a large "nut" to be filed on top. (I used a dremel cut off wheel and finished with a file) Also I cut the yoke according to plan installed the router and scribed the router to it.After cutting the scribe, I installed some self-adhesive neoprene on the inside of the yoke. I did this because 1) a post wondered if the router would slip because of vibration and 2) I can't leave well enough alone. However the design seems to have enough friction that it hasn't been an issue yet.
The lift was easy to mount to the plate. The insert hole was a little larger than the router so I was able to center the router using playing cards as shims. I used a 1/2" centering stud to check for square and amazingly it was without any shimming.
Good job, I think you will like it. so now one turn will be .077 or very close to 5/64 ''
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I really like it, great job. I'm planning to make one some day.

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You will have to say how well it works. N
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You need a new melamine on the table top

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That looks Great!
I just got done finishing the same ShopNotes version a couple days ago.
I'll get a thread with pics posted in the next few days or so.
Fun, fun project!
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