Dremel & Router
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Outrigger steadies your trim router
As a wheelchair-bound woodworker, I have to find novel ways to work efficiently in the shop. Holding a trim router steadily at arm’s length was a challenge until I came up with the subbase you see here, made out of 1⁄4" clear acrylic. I added a 1⁄4x31⁄2" carriage bolt that serves as a stabilizing outrigger. I double-faced-tape my workpiece down to a flat surface and adjust the height of the bolt, enabling me to rout it with no wobble at all. —Edwin Frampton, Clarksboro, N.J.