Intro: CNC Mini Router Lift!!!
You can get plans and the easel files here: https://www.inventables.com/projects/mini-router-lift
Step 1: Cut Out Components Using Easel
Open up the easel file and click file, copy project. Then you can delete all but one component and carve it out. I recommend doing it this way instead of carving all at once so you can check accuracy in between each operation.
Step 2: Attach V-wheels and Delrin Nut
Attach all four V-wheels using the M5 socket head bolts with 2 washer to allow for the proper clearance. I used T-nuts here so you won’t need a wrench when adjusting the rollers. then screw the delrin nut in place.
Step 3: Adjust Rollers
You can adjust the rollers by prying them over in the slotted holes with a flat head screw driver, making sure the are tight to the maker slide.
Step 4: Attach Front Plate
First attach the router clamp to the front plate using screws and glue from the back. Then you can attach the front plate to the carriage with screws.
Step 5: Seating the Lead Screw
First sandwich the flanged bearing in-between two nylon nuts at the top of the 4 1/2" long M8 lead screw. Then it can be hammered into place on the top plate.
Step 6: Attach Top Plate
The top plate can be attached to the maker rail by using two self tapping screws. then you can screw the lead screw into the delrin nut.
Step 7: Attach the Support Legs
The support legs are attached to the maker sides via two socket head M5 bolts and two T-nuts. Then it is screw two the top plate.
Step 8: Adding the Router Clamp Support
First cut out the support using a table saw or band saw. Then making sure that the router clamp is square to the front plate, you can attach the support using screws. Next drill a hole at the bottom of the front plate that lines up with the maker slide T-track. Here a T-nut and M5 hex bolt can be used for the lock.
Step 9: Attach Lift to You Table
Finally you can attach the lift to your router table, or make one and share with us!!!