Shop-Made Router Lift Gettysburg PA
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm
Shop-Made Router Lift
Shop-Made Router Lift
Router lifts are hot items these days and for good reason. Veteranrouter table users love their ability to make super-fine microadjustments or rapidly raise the bit right from the tabletop. No morefumbling under the table like a contortionist. The only drawback is theprice: $200 to $500. Ouch! That's why we were so thrilled when RichardTendick walked into our offices with his idea for a shop-made routerlift. Not only does Richard's lift offer above-the-table heightadjustment (see “Benefits of the AW Router Lift,”) but it costs lessthan $100. Plus, unlike the expensive commercial lifts, this liftallows you to change bits without cranking the router all the way up.It also features effective below-the-table dust collection. Whencombined with dust collection in the fence it results in near-perfectdust collection. This design also isolates the exhaust end of therouter in the cavity. That leaves the router air intake sucking onlyclean, dust-free air. And, unlike all the other mechanical lifts on themarket, Richard's lift hangs off the back of the router table, not onthe top where the excess weight can lead to sagging.
Our router lift consists of two components: the lift mechanism and therouter carrier. The lift mechanism uses finely machined steel rods thatslide through oil-impregnated bronze bushings set in upper and lowerslide blocks. Upper and lower clamp blocks capture the ends of thesteel rods and provide attachment points for securing the lift to therouter table back. The router carrier attaches to the lift mechanism. Aplywood router clamp holds the router motor in the carrier. Adjustingthe height is as simple as turning the acorn nut on top of a threadedrod.
Benefits of the AW Router Lift
Bit height changes are quick and precise. A speed wrench allows you toraise the router bit to any height in seconds. For fine adjustments, aone-quarter turn of the wrench equals a mere 1/64-in. change in bitheight.
Changing router bits is fast and easy. The lift is mounted to thecabinet, not the top. This allows you to hinge the top for easy accessto the router. It makes bit changes a snap.
Router table dust collection that really works! Two side boards mountedalongside the lift create a cavity like an elevator shaft. Wood dust iscaptured in the cavity and vented out a dust port in the router carrier.
Will It Fit My Router Table?
If you already own a full-size router table don't sweat. A few simplemodifications allow you to mount the AW lift into most commercialtables (see “Fitting the AW Lift to Your Router,”).
What You'll Need
This project requires some specialized hardware unfamiliar to mostwoodworkers, like bronze bearings and steel rod. We recommend you buyyour lifter parts from the mail order sources we used (see Sourcesbelow).
Guaranty Fund Workshop - Maryland Home Improvement Commission
Dates: 11/20/2014 – 11/20/2014
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - 2nd floor conference room. Baltimore
500 North Calvert Street
DLLR's Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Guaranty Fund Workshop - Maryland Home Improvement Commission The Maryland Home Improvement Commission offers a workshop to inform homeowner and contractors about the Guaranty Fund process. The free workshops are held on the 3rd Thursday of every odd-numbered month (January, March, May, July, September and November) at 2:00 p.m. at 500 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, in the 2nd floor conference room. Please use the Centre Street entrance. If you plan to file a claim, or have already filed a claim and would like more information about the claim review process, or if you are a contractor against whom a claim has been filed, this workshop will provide valuable information to you. The workshop will help participants learn more about the Guaranty Fund and the claim process. Please note that we will not discuss specific claims during the workshop.Pre-registration is not required. For more information, please send an email to email@example.com or call 410-230-6309. Who: Homeowners and Contractors What: Free workshop to learn about the MHIC Guaranty Fund process. When: The 3rd Thursday of every other month - (odd months only)January 16, 2014March 20, 2014May 15, 2014July 17, 2014September 18, 2014November 20, 2014 What Time: 2:00 PM until 3:15 PM Where: 500 North Calvert StreetBaltimore, Maryland 21202(Please use the Centre Street entrance) Why: To learn about the Guaranty Fund process and what a homeowner and contractor can expect after a claim is filed against the Guaranty Fund. We will answer these and other questions: What is the Fund? Who is eligible for the Fund?How much can I recover? What costs are not covered?How long does the process take? What is a small claim?What if the contractor files bankruptcy? What can I expect at a hearing?
York Fall Home Show
Dates: 10/31/2014 – 11/2/2014
UTZ Arena at the York Expo Center York
334 Carlisle Ave.
The Home Show is a consumer event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. Each event includes hundreds of home improvement and landscaping exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes. With a combination of new products and expert advice from the pros, the Home Show inspires homeowners with countless ideas on enhancing their home's comfort and functionality, as well as its aesthetic appeal and overall value.