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03-19-2012 07:41 PM
allthunbs
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Originally Posted by Chris Curl View Post
i have seen jig for a router that is "suspended" above a lathe-like hand cranked apparatus. i intend to make one some day, but i don't have a need for anything like that just yet.

it is basically a long box open on the top with a hand crank and pins on one end and a pointed piece on the other end, similar to how a lathe would hold a piece that is turned. the router sits on a piece of wood that rides on the open top and the depth is controlled as usual.

it would not be hard to hook a motor up to it to spin it automatically.

it had 2 places on each side to mount the piece so you can control the height and also get a taper.
Hi Chris:

That is called a router lathe and there are a variety of brands and sizes as well as a variety of shop built versions available. It is one of 25 primary methods of using a router. It must be noted that there are jigs and fixtures available that will work with the router lathe to add effects and capabilities.

Hope this helps.
03-19-2012 05:33 PM
Chris Curl i have seen jig for a router that is "suspended" above a lathe-like hand cranked apparatus. i intend to make one some day, but i don't have a need for anything like that just yet.

it is basically a long box open on the top with a hand crank and pins on one end and a pointed piece on the other end, similar to how a lathe would hold a piece that is turned. the router sits on a piece of wood that rides on the open top and the depth is controlled as usual.

it would not be hard to hook a motor up to it to spin it automatically.

it had 2 places on each side to mount the piece so you can control the height and also get a taper.
03-19-2012 02:36 PM
Gene Howe Quite ingenious. I like it.
I don't own a lathe. My jig is a simple box long enough to hold a walking cane or long spindle. The router's auxiliary base rides along the top edges of the box. There's an indexing wheel on one end of the box.
03-19-2012 01:21 PM
cleteboothby Harry, I actually made it after the first posting. I am a very impatient person. I am now looking to re-invent it for multiple uses like adding accents to turned bowls and make it fit a variety of swings of lathes.

Clete
03-19-2012 02:09 AM
harrysin
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Originally Posted by cleteboothby View Post
Hi there,

I decided to dive in and just make one. It works perfectly. Thank you,

Clete
I suspect that your jig was made well before your first post Clete and that your question was purely rhetorical.
03-12-2012 08:29 PM
bobj3 Hi Clete

NIce job ,I like it and the Brick is a nice touch too


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Originally Posted by cleteboothby View Post
Hi there,

I decided to dive in and just make one. It works perfectly. Thank you,

Clete


03-12-2012 04:41 PM
cleteboothby thank you James!
03-12-2012 04:39 PM
cleteboothby
RE: Jig

Hi there,

I decided to dive in and just make one. It works perfectly. Thank you,

Clete
03-12-2012 03:51 AM
blindsniper What a great idea. You make flutes. Are you a flutier?
03-06-2012 09:21 AM
routerworks Yes, I have one made by Sears, however they stopped making these in the early 1980's. If you type "router lathes" in the search on You Tube, you can find the exact model being used by Paulcosky
Good Luck
Fred
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