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I'm going to be making some router skis and was thinking about using all thread to go between the skis. But, I'm concerned it might damage the internal threads in my router base, which is made of aluminum. Any thoughts?
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It may but it would take a LONG time,you don't move the router on the rods the norm..you move the router into place and then lock it down in place

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It may but it would take a LONG time,you don't move the router on the rods the norm..you move the router into place and then lock it down in place

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Thanks for clarifying that for me. I wasn't thinking the skis were used that way. Just to make sure I understand, if I wanted to route a slot, I'd set the skis up with a guide (or guides?) , move the router into position, lock it onto the rods and then route moving the skis along the guide?
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I was wondering about that too, Bob. If you are going to use the skis to support the router and then slide the wooden base on your desktop, wouldn't it make sense to apply UHMW plastic on the bottom of the support and possibly add handles (if it made them more comfortable)?

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Wow, I was thinking the router moves on the rods. I need to find a ski tutorial explaining how it works!
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David,

That's what I originally envisioned also but when I noticed there was no provision to clamp it to a table and realized it would have to move front-to-back anyway, since there are no bars for motion in that direction, it got me thinking.

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I was wondering about that too, Bob. If you are going to use the skis to support the router and then slide the wooden base on your desktop, wouldn't it make sense to apply UHMW plastic on the bottom of the support and possibly add handles (if it made them more comfortable)?

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I think both of those are good enhancements and would improve ease of use and smoothness.
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Hi rstermer

Right on,just like below

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Thanks for clarifying that for me. I wasn't thinking the skis were used that way. Just to make sure I understand, if I wanted to route a slot, I'd set the skis up with a guide (or guides?) , move the router into position, lock it onto the rods and then route moving the skis along the guide?
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Right on,just like below

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Bob- Thanks. Do you have a picture of the fixture with the holes in it with nothing on it you could post? That looks like something that would be extraordinarily useful to have. What is the material?
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Wow, I was thinking the router moves on the rods. I need to find a ski tutorial explaining how it works!
Hi David: You're not allowed to see the manual. Had you access you would find out why drill rod is better than threaded rod.

BTW, skis are one of 16 methods of using a router. Skis are not jigs.

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