The idea arose after dealing with the difficulties and loss of time in preparing for certain CNC jobs. Sometimes I spent more time preparing for the CNC than the work itself. With this manual router, you can make holes or mill very fast. A 43mm Clamping Collar makes it very versatile and you can change the milling tool to drill very fast.
There are certainly lots of wooden router table and CNC router plans floating around in cyberspace. What makes this project noteworthy are the feature set and the cleverness of how it’s all put together and designed for maximum versatility. This router table can be used as a 3-axis drill press, sanding station, a 2D router, and you can do simple shapes 3D milling via a reference model. Using a series of accessories, you can also cut circles, straight-cut squares, and cut to a 2D reference model.
The uses of this tool are varied. I am a guitar maker and my plan consists of devising several templates of guitar bodies and necks to be made with the 3D Router, without switching on my CNC. Besides, it can also be used for other woodwork tasks. I have tried to make a design which can be easily built, with rather simple and cheap. Check out the Youtube video.
Useful dimensions: 425mm in X Axis, 535mm in Y axis and 185mm in Z axis.
What You'll Need:
Number 23 Metal spring 140 x 22mm
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This tool would be very useful for Luthier jobs, to engrave truss rod covers, pickguards, picks and other guitar parts, even to engrave my logo.
I have designed the project in Autocad, a 3D model which I made several construction layouts for. Plans are available on my website. Parts of the layout can be life-size printed; you can paste them on the plywood and cut, or just use the plans as a reference and then measure, as I usually do it.