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I I had a project on which I needed to rout a large area of approx 3?8“deep. It was a wooden case for a Nook reader and the eReader had to fit the dig.
I have had bad luck with my power router. He failed miserably. I had poor tip visibility and the tool was extremely aggressive.
I decided to break my large milling plane, but the area to be routed was too large to cover the opening from edge to edge.
A light bulb went on and I decided to make an auxiliary acrylic base for the router table. The tool was already drilled with slots for a side guide, so it was simply a matter of drilling the auxiliary base to 5?16”Holes to align with these slots and another 11?4”Hole for the router blade to pass through. I used two 1?4T-bolts “x20 1”, flat washers and wing nuts for fixing the base to the router. I had to widen the bottom of the base to fit the T-piece of the T-bolt. I used a bit and a Forstner chisel to shape the counterbore.
I looked at the hole the blade went through: stupid. Let my experience be useful to you. The blade fell on the plastic. Measure where the blade will drop before drilling.
i used a 3?8About 6 ”acrylic sheet 1?2“X 9 1?2“, But you can vary the size to suit your situation. Just make it loose enough to cover the edge-to-edge work when it’s at the extreme.
I was quite happy with the increased stability of the router and was able to plan the excavation quickly and smoothly. I think I will also find this auxiliary base useful for digging fields in the relief carvings. –Walter Lees
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