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rdean

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I have had this JC Penny hand held router since the late 1970s. I have used it some but was never comfortable with it doing small pieces so I decided to make a table for it. I have a large table on the band saw I made a couple of years back that had a nice spot for the router to be mounted so why make a new table.
I wanted the router to be solid and precisely adjustable up and down by a hand crank from the side and not under the table.

I cut a mounting ring from poplar and threaded 3pc of 5/8 X 11 all thread into the plate and glued them so they would not unscrew.
I then bolted this to the band saw table.

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This is the hole I cut in the table and an insert plate I made.
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This is a piece of 2X12 pine I had made for a mock up to see if everything would work. (works great so I am not changing it)
The router is press fit into the middle and the bearings are press fit and glued in place.

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I made three arbors to fit the bearings with 5/8 X 11 threads inside and press fit them into the bearings.
I had a set of angular gears that I made 2 years ago to see if I could make them and I finally found a use for them.

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I used some 1 1/2" X 1/2" aluminum to make a frame and added bearings on both shafts.
I bored and pressed some #35 X 17 tooth sprockets on to the three bearing arbors and one on the driven angular gear.
Added a plastic hand wheel to the drive shaft.

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This is a view under the table with everything installed. You can see the chain the runs around the three arbors and the drive sprocket.

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One turn of the hand wheel equals 0.091 of movement up or down. There is enough friction in the mechanism so that I don't need a lock.

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I also installed a HF unit for speed control and the off/on switch.

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Thanks for looking
Ray
 

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Nice work ! :encourage:
 

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Very cool! Must have taken you the better part of an afternoon to get that all done... ;)

I like the use of the bevel gears.

-frank
 

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I used some 1 1/2" X 1/2" aluminum to make a frame and added bearings on both shafts.
I bored and pressed some #35 X 17 tooth sprockets on to the three bearing arbors and one on the driven angular gear.
Added a plastic hand wheel to the drive shaft.

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This is a view under the table with everything installed. You can see the chain the runs around the three arbors and the drive sprocket.

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Ray
Very nice. what did you have to have in the way of tooling to make the gears ?
 

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I roughed out the shape on the lathe and then used a rotary table on the milling machine with a 16dp gear cutter.

Thanks for the comment

Ray
 
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