Benchtop Template Multirouter prototype plan
These are photos of my prototype Multirouter.
You can use it as a 1:1 template router, or as a fixed normal benchtop router table.
The multirouter is not yet completly evolved, I only will share the basic idea. Therefore I made a coloured plan in MS Paint (not at scale).
There a many options in realising this project, so everyone can make his own version.
This is the frontside of the multirouter.
You can see the template follower and the vertical drawer slides. the horizontal movement here is very simple (only to test the principle), but I'm gonna replace it with ball bearings.
This is a side view, the two parts had the be in fact one part of plywood, The table is a little bit smal and in the final version he is about 10 cm wider.
This is the rearside of the multirouter.
Here you can see the handle to move the router up, down,forward and backwards while the pin of the follower follows the template..
The is a basic plan made in MS Paint.
More details such as a side view, topview, some details and rearview can I mail you when you are interested.
Dimensions are not at scale, but give you only an indication.
On a more complete view of the front side you can see the 1:1 template and the follower (same diameter a the router bit). Mention the pull spring for an easier way to move the router up and down.
The table moves on ball bearing drawer slides ( in the meantime a common way on many router tables).
On the left side of the photo you can see I have a dustcover placed over one of the ball bearing drawer slides.
When fixed with two bolds on the upper cross beam the router can be used as an normal router table.