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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi, short time reader, first time poster.

Since I am in the throes of planning/designing a router table, I though this might be a good place to get some design tips.

I am planning on building a router table that will incorporate a motorized lift and a 45 tilting arbor, much like a tilting arbor shaper/spindle moulder. The router will also be a variable speed unit (8000-26000 rpm).

Does anyone know if something like this has been attempted before?
I am aware of the Eagle Lake motorized lift. Cheers martrix.
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In order to get a router to tilt 45deg. you're going to need some mighty long bits that aren't available. Instead, use 45deg bits.

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Woodhaven.com has the 'angle ease' and the mini angle ease

http://www.woodhaven.com/Category.asp?Id=284

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In order to get a router to tilt 45deg. you're going to need some mighty long bits that aren't available. Instead, use 45deg bits.
Hi Mike, the way I am thinking of mounting the router will be minus the base, so the collet should be able to reach the top surface of the table top.

However on the 45, extension of the bit may very well be a problem. Its all just refining of ideas in the head at the moment as I need something to keep my mind occupied at work.
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has the 'angle ease' and the mini angle ease
Hi Doug, thanks for the link. That actually looks very similar to what I had in mind.

Do you know what that angle ease is made from? Is it a plastic or aluminum?

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OK, well it seems after some searching that a tilting arbor router table has not been attempted before. Possibly for a good reason.

Should be an interesting challenge.

This will also make things a little extra tricky. I am using a 30mm (1 1/4"?) thick clear acrylic top for the table so it will be see through.
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All you need is 1/4-5/16 " (6-9mm) thickness for the top. That top is too thick. You will be unable to raise the router up all the way, UNLESS you plan to mill the material from the underside of the top, or use an insert in it.

I'm wondering how easy it will be to slide the material over that acrylic. Doesn't that stuff tend to cause friction?

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All you need is 1/4-5/16 " (6-9mm) thickness for the top. That top is too thick. You will be unable to raise the router up all the way, UNLESS you plan to mill the material from the underside of the top, or use an insert in it.

I'm wondering how easy it will be to slide the material over that acrylic. Doesn't that stuff tend to cause friction?
The router base will not be used to mount the router. The router will be mounted at and around the handle section.

I will use an auto wax or maybe Plexus acrylic cleaner which leaves a slippery anti-static surface on the top.
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