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Ryan nodwell

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Ryan nodwell

General Information

A mini router lift meant to be used with a trim router. can be mounted to as router table or build you own!

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Material Description Price
Birch Plywood

Birch Plywood

Type: Plywood, Wood Type: Plywood, Species: Birch, Thickness: 3/4 in, Dimensions: 18 in × 24 in

Delrin Lead Screw Nut

Delrin Lead Screw Nut

Type: M8 Lead Screw Nut, Material: Delrin

Dual Bearing V-Wheel Kit

Dual Bearing V-Wheel Kit (×4)

V-Wheel - 25202-01, Sealed Bearing - 5mm x 16mm x 5mm - 25196-01 (x2), Precision Shim Washer - 25201-01

Flanged Bearing - 1/4" x 5/8" x 0.196"

Flanged Bearing - 1/4" x 5/8" x 0.196"

ID: 0.25 in, OD: 0.625 in, Thickness: 0.196 in

$2.00

Flat Washer

Flat Washer

Finish: Zinc Plated, O.D.: 10mm, I.D.: 5.3mm, Thickness: 0.9mm - 1.1mm, Quantity: 10, Type: Washer, Washer Type: Flat

$2.99

MakerSlide

MakerSlide

Length: 1000mm, Type: MakerSlide, Color: Clear Anodized, Ends: Not Tapped

$20.99

Pre-Assembly T-Slot Nuts

Pre-Assembly T-Slot Nuts

Pre-Assembly T-Slot Nuts - 25281-05 (x10)

$5.00

Self Tapping Screw

Self Tapping Screw (×2)

Thread: M5 × 0.8, Length: 10mm, Head: T25 Torx

$1.18

Socket Head Cap Screw

Socket Head Cap Screw

Finish: Black, Length: 40mm, Pitch: 0.8mm, Quantity: 10, Type: Screw, Thread Size: M5, Screw Type: Socket Head

$3.99

Socket Head Cap Screw

Socket Head Cap Screw

Finish: Black, Length: 30mm, Pitch: 0.8mm, Quantity: 10, Type: Screw, Thread Size: M5, Screw Type: Socket Head

$3.99

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1

Cut out components using easel

60 minutes

Open up the easel file and click file, copy project. Then you can delete all but one component and carve it out. I recommend doing it this way instead of carving all at once so you can check accuracy in between each operation.

2

Attach V-wheels and delrin nut

Attach all four V-wheels using the M5 socket head bolts with 2 washer to allow for the proper clearance. I used T-nuts here so you won’t need a wrench when adjusting the rollers. then screw the delrin nut in place.

3

Adjust rollers

You can adjust the rollers by prying them over in the slotted holes with a flat head screw driver, making sure the are tight to the maker slide.

4

Attach front plate

First attach the router clamp to the front plate using screws and glue from the back. Then you can attach the front plate to the carriage with screws.

5

Seating the lead screw

First sandwich the flanged bearing in-between two nylon nuts at the top of the 4 1/2" long M8 lead screw. Then it can be hammered into place on the top plate.

6

Attach top plate

The top plate can be attached to the maker rail by using two self tapping screws. then you can screw the lead screw into the delrin nut.

7

Attach the support legs

The support legs are attached to the maker sides via two socket head M5 bolts and two T-nuts. Then it is screw two the top plate.

8

Adding the router clamp support

First cut out the support using a table saw or band saw. Then making sure that the router clamp is square to the front plate, you can attach the support using screws. Next drill a hole at the bottom of the front plate that lines up with the maker slide T-track. Here a T-nut and M5 hex bolt can be used for the lock.

9

Attach lift to you table

Finally you can attach the lift to your router table, or make one and share with us!!!

Kyle Duncan
Says this project is not being publicly shared when clicking on the open in easel button. Also from SketchUp did you have to download an extension to export as SVG. Thanks!
Kyle Duncan
Monte Nordeen
I had the same trouble. Says not being shared publicly when click on the Easel button and SketchUp won't allow me to export as SVG even when extension is installed because it won't work on the 2015 version of SketchUp. Does anyone have the SVG files ready for this they'd be willing to share?
Monte Nordeen
Patrick van deursen
Hi, would love to do this as well. Can the designer m,ake the deisgns publically available? I also can't open the project due to sharing issues. thanks in advance for the great idea!
Patrick van deursen
Joe Sleeman
Add a stepper, grbl and a touch plate.
Joe Sleeman