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This device is believed to be a router fixture. It was found while cleaning out my friend's father-in-law's workshop. Two of these devices are present in a picture of RStaron's posts under the "Wanted Pictures of Your Router Table". Any information will be appreciated.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 11:23 AM
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It looks a part of a hinge jig. that's to say the main part that holds the jig to the door. you may want to look around a bit more for the template inserts that he must have had at one time.
And maybe one or two more of them with a long flat rod that held all three in place on the door edge..
It looks like you have one sheet metal template in place with the screws at the ends of the fixture..it almost looks like a old PC type fixture..

Something like below
http://www.amazon.com/Router-Hinge-T...9046424&sr=1-1

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I agree with Bob. It certainly looks like a hinge template and maybe was meant to be used by itself and not in combination like the more expensive hinge templates that do from 2 to 4 hinges in one setup.
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RStaron confirmed the suspicion that the fixture is indeed a hinge mortising fixture for routers. It was sold by Sears as early as 1960. The attached page is from the 1960-61 tool catalog found at Rose Antique Tools: Rose Antique Tools old tools and history
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You may be able to find someone selling a similar fixture (perhaps the exact same model) on the internet (eBay, CraigsList, etc.) and learn more from them as to what all came with the fixture you have. You may even be able to get them to email you a scan of the OOM (Owner/Operator Manual).

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This looks like a jig that held a metal lettering template and the wood to be carved for router carving letters.
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I go with the hinge plate jig.
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!...my dentist uses one of them
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!...my dentist uses one of them
Ouch , my mouth hurt as soon as I read that lol .
I think that's pretty neat finding tools from 60/61 . I was born in 61 lol

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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