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post #1 of 357 (permalink) Old 12-18-2011, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Attached are a few pictures taken of a router turning contraption that I came up with to help with some of my projects. Parts of the idea came from Router Magic, Shop Notes Magazine and watching a demonstration from Legacy Milling Machines at one of the Woodworking shows a few years back. The rest came from my own trial and error and a little time.

My intent in presenting these pictures is to give ideas which might help someone develop their woodworking skill and in general just have more fun creating with the use of a router. I will attempt to answer any questions from anyone intrested in creating their version of this jig.
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An earlier version of the jig was used to create the bed entered in the Holiday contest
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Turning Contraption is the right name for it Dick but the results are great. Perhaps you can post more photos of the device with explanations of how you built it?

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Turning Contraption is the right name for it Dick but the results are great. Perhaps you can post more photos of the device with explanations of how you built it?
That would be amazing to see some information on how you built such a neat creation. Very cool Dick, thanks a lot for sharing this

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Hi All

Attached are a few pictures taken of a router turning contraption that I came up with to help with some of my projects. Parts of the idea came from Router Magic, Shop Notes Magazine and watching a demonstration from Legacy Milling Machines at one of the Woodworking shows a few years back. The rest came from my own trial and error and a little time.

My intent in presenting these pictures is to give ideas which might help someone develop their woodworking skill and in general just have more fun creating with the use of a router. I will attempt to answer any questions from anyone intrested in creating their version of this jig.
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An earlier version of the jig was used to create the bed entered in the Holiday contest
I think this is your chrismast gift from you to all of us, Dick. Your intent has been reached when you kindly post all those pictures. I saw a video from ShopNotes 115 milling machine but I can't find the positions for the wooden gears at the end of it. Are you able to share yours?

Merry Christmast for you and your beloved family.

We, woodworkers are everywhere!!!
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I nominate Dick for the "Router contraption of the year" award!! cool beans!

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Hi All

Attached are a few pictures taken of a router turning contraption that I came up with to help with some of my projects. Parts of the idea came from Router Magic, Shop Notes Magazine and watching a demonstration from Legacy Milling Machines at one of the Woodworking shows a few years back. The rest came from my own trial and error and a little time.

My intent in presenting these pictures is to give ideas which might help someone develop their woodworking skill and in general just have more fun creating with the use of a router. I will attempt to answer any questions from anyone intrested in creating their version of this jig.
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An earlier version of the jig was used to create the bed entered in the Holiday contest
WOW! I have seen several commercial machines that looked like they would do some of what your CONTRAPTION seems able to accomplish! My wife (I married well above my station in life and got I wife much better than I deserve) suprised with a Legacy WoodWorking Machine for Christmas a few years back and it is seems to be the all-steel version of your CONTRAPTION->she wanted me to make some Cremation urns with it...which it does quite well. GREAT WORK!
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That's awesome Dick. Does it follow a taper automatically when cranking?

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Great job. Have you thought about offering plans for sale?
I for one would be happy to pay for plans to enable building
one. First post I believe although I have been following the
forum and have been involved with Router Workshop for
quite a while. Hope you will think about plans offering as
I believe many people on the forum would purchase.
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I gotta build me one of these. I am sure a few of us would like to have one of these. I agree with twoskies57 "contraption of the year". I have an old lathe that I think will get me started. Dick I know it is a pain and time consuming but could you give us some more photos and maybe some measurements? With a little help I will build one of your contraptions. Thanks for sharing.
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VERY Impressive!!!! I used to have the Shopnotes version of your Contraption of the Year bookmarked, and I very much hope to someday soon build one of my own. I am greatly inspired by your work, and the work of your daughter and son. You are truly blessed to have such a family, and your grandson is clearly on the right path!

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