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Over a period of time I've noticed that many new forum members raise questions about sign making, so hopefully this short tutorial showing how I make signs will be helpful.
This is but one of many uses for the ski mounted router, which is controlled by the end cheeks, ensuring constant depth of cut and huge mechanical advantage over controlling with the router's own handles. If I, as a 78 year old can do it, all the younger newcomers will find it a breeze.
Here is a zip file of the project:
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As usual, Harry The tut. was top notched! How do You find the time to do this, and all the other things You do?

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Hi Harry

NICE Job but I do suggest you add a zip/pdf file to your post "How to make a Ski jig" now many members will see why the ski jig is a great tool for the router


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Over a period of time I've noticed that many new forum members raise questions about sign making, so hopefully this short tutorial showing how I make signs will be helpful.
This is but one of many uses for the ski mounted router, which is controlled by the end cheeks, ensuring constant depth of cut and huge mechanical advantage over controlling with the router's own handles. If I, as a 78 year old can do it, all the younger newcomers will find it a breeze.



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Well done Harry.....good, easy to read and understand....and like BJ said...the skis make it that much easier........AL
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Cool! Thanks Harry! Looks like I'll be building a ski jig soon! Although, I don't think my Ridgid router has those holes for the ski rods to go through the base. I think I checked both the fix and the plunge base. I guess this means I need another router?
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Thanks Harry,

great tutorial, as usual.....

PS where is the .zip file.......VBG

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Hi Lee


You can't have to many routers but you can use a carrier plate to hold the router and not use the holes in the router base plate


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Cool! Thanks Harry! Looks like I'll be building a ski jig soon! Although, I don't think my Ridgid router has those holes for the ski rods to go through the base. I think I checked both the fix and the plunge base. I guess this means I need another router?



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NICE Job but I do suggest you add a zip/pdf file to your post "How to make a Ski jig" now many members will see why the ski jig is a great tool for the router


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Thanks Harry,

great tutorial, as usual.....

PS where is the .zip file.......VBG
What zip file James?

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