Without having the book to be able to read the complete article...................
This is the way I've done it
- Square up the blank and scribe the lines on the bottom surface
- Bore a 1/4" diameter hole at the intersection of the scribed lines
- Chuck a piece of 1/4" dowel rod in the router, remove the original base plate and assemble to the base plate using the 1/4" dowel to center the router.
- After orienting the router relative to the edges of the base plate, mark the centers of the mounting holes (I have cone point setscrews to match the tapped holes in the router base). Also, match-mark the router base to the base plate so that it can be reassembled in the same orientation.
- Drill and countersink the holes in the new base plate, open up the center hole as required.
You now have a router where the spindle is located on the intersection of the scribed lines on the bottom of the base plate.
Last edited by tomp913; 11-16-2018 at 10:04 AM.