My New Router V 2.0 Design Sketch
Gentlemen - Thanks for the props and interest. I have attached a design sketch for those of you who are so inclined to use the V 2.0 design in part or whole. The acrylic hold down fence was included in the design to accomplish a couple of goals. One, to apply equal pressure on the target piece throughout the entire distance of the shaping path across the cutter. Two, it increases the capture velocity of the local exhaust system improving the dust collection. Three, it has a low coefficient of friction that enhances sliding the target piece across the cutter when it is lowered and acts as a fence. Lastly, it holds sacrificial fences near the backside of the cutter (zero clearance) to reduce tear out without the use of clamps. Plus, it looks cool, thereby, inching the entire router fence up the cool scale!
Yes, you are right, that is a BT3000 TS. I do not use the router table option, just sat the router fence on it for the photo op.
Hope the drawing is helpful.
(Scratchin' head) Now I must turn my attention to the new and improved router table design....mmmmmm