Router duplicator, cabinet door construction - With Secrets

Categories: Wood Shoe Rack Plans | Author: admin 01.06.2015

Depending on the size of your pieces, HF sells a duplicator (I bought mine when I think it was about $200 on sale) that would do it. I'm thinking about a jig that may be used with a router, but haven't been knocked down with any brilliant thoughts yet. My particular duplicator is set up to do pieces no larger than 12"x31", but that is easily adjustable by replacing the rods the linear bearing rides on. The ability to develop instruments with an arched top or other raised and or contoured profiles is facilitated by having a machine to duplicate a master pattern.

A duplicator could also preform functions that an overhead router, or a router using a template would preform ie: routing pickup cavities or an electronics cavity. The CNC machines share a common function with a wood duplicator in the ability to move on an x,y,z axis and as such I borrowed some design inspiration from them as well.
VXB is an online supplier of linear bearings, shafts, shaft supports and is probably the best and cheapest source for building the needed linear motion components of a duplicator.
The router mounts to the steel plate using a home made bracket assembly and at the other end of the 24 inch shaft is a counter weight made using schedule 80 pvc pipe (see pictures).

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