25 - Special Table Saw Issue, страница 28
TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Spindle Adjustment Knot?_
■ The most convenient way to adjust the depth of cut in a plunge router installed in a router table is with a spindle adjustment knob, see photo. Unfortunately, they're usually sold as an accessory and
can cost over $20.1 got the idea to make one when I came across some scraps of PVC pipe.
Start by epoxying a hex nut that fits the spindle of your router into a short length of PVC
pipe, see drawing. Then epoxy a plastic star knob to the other end of the pipe to make it easy to turn (total cost, less than $5).
Kevin Masten Kansas City, Missouri
3elt Sander Platform
■ When using the belt sandier on my stationary sander, the guard on the disk sander tends to get in the way. To get around this, I built a plywood platform to fit the belt sander's table top and made it tall enough to clear the top of the disk sander guard, see drawing.
The only trick was attaching the box to the table top. I didn't want to use clamps because they'd be in the way. And bolting it in place would have made it a hassle when installing or removing it. So instead, I came up with an expanding cleat, see detail.
The cleat is cut to fit the miter gauge slot in the table top and is screwed to the bottom of the box. But before screwing it in place, I
cut a thin kerf in each end and installed a screw in the center of each kerf.
To use the box, first slide the cleat in the miter gauge slot.
Then tighten the screws. The screws spread the kerf and lock the cleat tightly in the slot.
Robert H. Raquet Norristown, Pennsylvania
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BUILD PLATFORM HIGHER THAN
PLATFORM MADE FROM PLYWOOD