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Hello All,

I need to do some bas-relief routing. I am looking for a stand that will permit me to mount a Porter Cable Laminate Trimmer (Mdl#7301) vertically. Preferably one that has a height adjustment capability. Does anyone have plans for a homemade device and if not, is such a device available commercially?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Arthur Armstrong
 

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Hi Arthur:

Welcome to the forum.

Hello All,

I need to do some bas-relief routing. I am looking for a stand that will permit me to mount a Porter Cable Laminate Trimmer (Mdl#7301) vertically. Preferably one that has a height adjustment capability. Does anyone have plans for a homemade device and if not, is such a device available commercially?
Sorry, such a device is not available commercially. It can only be made of your own manufacture. This is one of the 25 methods (or ways) of mounting a router. It is called skiis. If you do a search on skis (or skiis???) on this forum you'll find a myriad of information and if that isn't enough, send me a PM with your e-mail address and I'll send you a small book.

However, word of warning. I use a trim router on a sled and although I can trim 1/16" at a time, it wouldn't be able to handle much more depth. You might need some additional horsepower.

With some practice, you'll be able to control your skis and router with excellent results.

Now, when you've read all about skis, come back to this thread and post an update message and some of the members will jump in and help point you in the right direction and perhaps give you a few tips.
 

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Hi Arthur

Just one more way, you can mount it to a RAS , you can call it a overhead router system plus, that's works very well for bas-relief routing jobs..it will plunge in at a angle, try that with the ski system.. :) just by dropping the head on the RAS or with a plunge router also..plus the head will swing in a 360 if needed..

Plus with the bits below you can do some nice bas-relief routing.
The one on the far right on the web page is the one they use on the CarveWright machines..4 flute router bit and I have 6 of them,great bit..:)

http://www.precisebits.com/products/carbidebits/taperedcarve250b4f.asp

Here's a shot or two of the one I use for that type of job..

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Hello All,

I need to do some bas-relief routing. I am looking for a stand that will permit me to mount a Porter Cable Laminate Trimmer (Mdl#7301) vertically. Preferably one that has a height adjustment capability. Does anyone have plans for a homemade device and if not, is such a device available commercially?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Arthur Armstrong
 

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Thanks for the photos Bj. Is the mounting plate stock equipment for your RAS or did you have it fabricated?
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HI Art

I had to fabricated, easy job I just picked some big washers from a bolt nut outlet, little bit of welding and it's was done :)


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Thanks for the photos Bj. Is the mounting plate stock equipment for your RAS or did you have it fabricated?
art
 
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