There are number of useful things you can achieve with the help of a router. One of the amazing stuff which most of the people don’t know is turning a cylinder with the help of a router. It looks extremely difficult but that is not the case. You only need proper guidance and with the help of a bit of skill you will be able to accomplish this task. Naturally a question arises that how is it possible to create a proper cylinder with the help of a small router? Well this article will help out to answer this question.
Who needs it and when we need it?
When you are playing with the wood you will come to know that you can create amazing things. There are some situations when you need to prepare a cylinder out of wood to be used in different places like in houses having lots of wooden work. Many people love to have a lot of wooden structure in their houses or offices and it can be handy for you to have the talent to do this. You can especially create table legs with the help of this procedure.
You need to create a table in which you will put the wooden piece and the router will move back and forth on the top. It is suggested that the table should be made of plywood. The dimensions of the table should be 5*5 inches from inside and almost 36 inches long. Now you need to drill some holes on the side of this table. There should be 3 holes in total and all them should be in the middle of the side.
On one side of the table you need to leave a flange. This flange will be used to place the clamp which holds the router and the table n balance to each other. Now you need to drill a bigger hole on the other side to use it for dust collection.
Now for turning the wooden piece you need to have a 6 inch piece of threaded rod which is sharpened from one side. There should be a washer and a nut along with the rod which will be inside the box and one washer on the outside of the box. In this way the threaded rod can be advanced and locked after it is at the right spot. Now you need a handle to spin the rod with the hand.
Now you need a router which must be able to bridge the box. So you have to make a wooden base for the router to move it across the table. There should be a hole in the middle of this base so that the bit could come through. Now move the router on the table back and forth. After that put the wood in the table with two holes in its both ends so that it could be held by the rod and could be rotated with the help of it. Now start the router and move it forward along with rotating the wooden piece till you get the favorite place.
It is not a difficult job to make a cylinder with the help of a router. You only need to have proper guidance and the right kind of material to do so. With the help of this article you will be able to make a perfect cylinder out of a wooden piece.