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Hello all,

This is my first post (other than intro) to the forum. I am amazed at the info available on this site. I am just starting to use my router for woodworking projects. I cannot believe the versatility of the tool.

My question "Has anybody made a set of skis for the Dewalt 611 Compact Router?" If so, what size rod would you use?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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HI Keith

Yes ,I used 5/16" rods. I have 3 sets from 18" to 36" long rods.

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Hello all,

This is my first post (other than intro) to the forum. I am amazed at the info available on this site. I am just starting to use my router for woodworking projects. I cannot believe the versatility of the tool.

My question "Has anybody made a set of skis for the Dewalt 611 Compact Router?" If so, what size rod would you use?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Keith


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That is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! At first I was going to ask how it worked, but I noticed the YouTube link above th pictures and answered my own question. Truly amazing.

I am assuming the material is UHMW plastic?
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Hi Keith

That's true it's UHMW but it can be anything you have to make the beams bars out of I had some scrap of the UHMW that's why I used it..the UHMW is great stuff it will hold the threaded items just like locking type fasteners so to speak.

Plastic will do about the same as UHMW but it's hard to find blocks of it the norm.
Hard wood will work also once you tap the holes they not real clean and have little fibers holding the threaded items in place..

Just a note I used pop bottle caps for the knobs,waste not want knot thing..just some fiber glass resin and a tee nut and you have a very low cost knob.
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That is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! At first I was going to ask how it worked, but I noticed the YouTube link above th pictures and answered my own question. Truly amazing.

I am assuming the material is UHMW plastic?



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Do you remember the dimensions of the bar stock you used? Also, do you tap the holes in the UHMW to accept the bolts?

Thanks for your help........

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Hi Keith

It's 3/4" thick x 1 1/8" wide and 10 1/2" long, but it can be anything you want it to be, I did tap the holes in the UHMW and drilled the holes out a little bit over 5/16" for the rods..they need to slide free so to speak,
The wheels are also UHMW, that stuff is real slick and will not mark up your work bench or router table top .

I used the drill bits below (tenon cutter) and a hole saw to make the wheels..
MLCS Tenon Cutter Set and Plug Cutter Set

UHMW stock from
UHMW Plastic Sheets and Strips

Here's a copy of the Trend jig manual (see below) it helps with making one and how to use it..and some of the other things it can do..just a great fixture/jig i.e Pattern/router working...

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Do you remember the dimensions of the bar stock you used? Also, do you tap the holes in the UHMW to accept the bolts?

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Thank you for all the input. I will need to research and gather some materials. Then, it is time to start building. I am sure it will be a fun little project.

Thanks again,

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Thank you for all the input. I will need to research and gather some materials. Then, it is time to start building. I am sure it will be a fun little project.

Thanks again,

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I like this design. First, it should work fine. Second, it just looks "official."

Some 1/4" aluminum plate could be used in place of the nuts under the red knobs. For example, if the knobs are 1-1/2" in diameter, cut knobs from the aluminum stock that are 2-1/2" to 3" in diameter.

The large aluminum lock knobs would make height adjustments significantly faster and easier.

The reason I have what you want is, I never lent it out before.

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Bob, thanks for posting such an awesome build!

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