Using skis to mount router???
Hi - I'm new to routing (and woodworking in general). However, that doesn't hold me back from thinking about making my own router table...
Is it possible to mount a router using skis?
I like the idea of a flat top with as few adulterations as possible. So, mounting the router directly to the top, without using a base plate, appeals to me. However, of course, for a rather thick top the range of depth adjustments available would be severely reduced. To solve that issue, one can make the area where the router is mounted thin. However, that weakens the top and possibly leads to sagging.
To alleviate the sagging issue, I was thinking of using skis to mount the router to some sort of support structure. Thus, a thinner portion of the top can be used to mount the router, because the router never really pulls on the top.
Is that a viable idea? I assume it's not really viable, because I have so far not seen a design such as this...
Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks! MM