Hi everyone! This is probably my first post as I am an avid reader and researcher in preference to being spoonfed.
I have however, not managed to come across much on the subject of overhead pin routing of the larger scary kind.
I am wanting to design and build a workholding fixture for the overhead pin router ("yläjyrsin", suomeks) I happen to have become very good friends with, and would very much appreciate input on the idea whether it be from existing fixtures, best practice in certain circumstances, etc.
First of all, say hello to my leetle frehnd.
Up until now, I have been using the simplest approach which is to direct-mount 18mm ply templates to the underside of the workpiece. Obviously this is not always the most practical of options and not the most accurate when using a number of templates so I have decided to fabricate a large sled with a method of both workpiece and template referencing/holding.
It looks to me like the pin router was originally designed for some kind of sled system, what with the parallel bars either side of the table. If anybody has photos of what this might have looked like, that would be beyond awesome. Certainly in the absence of the original sled, I would like to see whether those could be re-utilised in a new design.
Right. Pause for breath whilst I go and eat some food.
Bear with me....