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Wow! That's pretty much a masterpiece. The fence alone is wonderfully versatile. I couldn't quite see how the crank for the height was connected to the router, but it was a nice method. Put a bucket or wide pail underneath to pick up some of the sawdust. Even when you turn it vertical, the center of gravity is still within the base (I'd put a sandbag on the crosspiece just to be safe).

Thanks Harry.
 

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Tom, Looks like a pulley is set under the router...cable anchored to the underside of the table at one end and the other end wound around the crankshaft.
 

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I liked it but find the base needs to be more robust. I like the lift idea, inexpensive and functional.
 

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You can tell the guy is really smart and can figure out ways to do things. IMO I like the router tables that some on this forum better. I wonder what other gadgets he has made?
 

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I couldn't quite see how the crank for the height was connected to the router, but it was a nice method.
In the segment where he about to install the router under the table, he handles what appears to be a piece of material attached with cord, lowering it and then returning it to the top edge of the table. Once the router is secured via it's rails, he moves the object and places it over the centre of the router top cover. Later when the table is secure on the frame, he starts twiddling with the winder arm beneath the table at the front, and you see the winder operating a threaded rod and winding a block toward the front of the table.

The piece attached by the cord is a Y shaped block with a pulley in it, and a cord runs from beneath the top, into the Y block, over the pulley, back out of the block to some pulleys or eyes and hence to the travelling block. As the winder draws the block toward the front, it pulls on the cord and raises the router, reverse the winder, the block moves back and the router descends under gravity if he has released the plunge lock.
 

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Mal, Using an age old idea of using pulleys could simplify a router lift when you have a plunge router anyway. I may try this just to see how smoothly it works.
 

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Wow! That's pretty much a masterpiece. The fence alone is wonderfully versatile. I couldn't quite see how the crank for the height was connected to the router, but it was a nice method. Put a bucket or wide pail underneath to pick up some of the sawdust. Even when you turn it vertical, the center of gravity is still within the base (I'd put a sandbag on the crosspiece just to be safe).

Thanks Harry.
I was thinking about it when the russian guy turned the RT from vertical to horizontal but his solution for the counterweight was simple.
 

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I've already solved my problems with expensive store-bought solutions, but I like the way he thinks! I could transfer some of those clever ideas to other problems.
 
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Very clever design . Looks a little tipsy when he put the table in its vertical position?
I have to give him kudos for his fence , as that was the part that really intrigued me .
That router lift idea was a first also
 

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That is well engineered.
 
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