Self-described Router Lady Carol Reed, in her Router Joinery Workshop
book, describes a vacuum system of holding down work for routing. The
idea was totally new to me and one I would like to try. Does anyone have
any experience with it?
Basically, it is a motor and vacuum pump, which, by way of a tube and a
wooden plate, holds down your work without anything getting in the way
of it. My problem is that while aquiring washing machine type motors is
not a problem, the vacuum pump is not common and not exactly cheap for
this application, and this is not a typical garage sale item. Any idea
on where to find used ones, please, and thanks.
(Not incidentally, anyone on my end of the learning curve, before not
after the bell, should look at the book. It is wonderfully intuitive for
a novice, much better, in this regard, than those of her mentor, Pat
Warner, whose books and cd I also own.)