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Hi folks,

 I built a roughing out tool from a drywall router.  These are high speed, brutal tools for rough construction work.  With the addition of a variac AC power supply, I could tame it so I had a low speed, but high torque motor.  The vacuum cleaner is the loud part of the setup.  The arm rests and work position were inspired by the glass blower's lamp working station.  I have the mount leaning back at a slight angle to get a better view of the work.  The on-off switch to the router is on the opposite end from the tool.  The switch pulls out for on and there is a plastic stud exposed when the tool is on.  If the cutter binds up or there is other trouble I just have to push  my chest forward to turn it off.  That way I don't have to take a hand off the work and I can have maximum control with both hands.  The work position is relaxed.  Like any new tool it takes a little getting used to, but it can remove much material quickly.


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Thank you Bruce,

Very clever!  I am glad that you have the arm rests for better control, and the shut off well thought out.  

This setup reminds me of stone/glass cutter tools where the material is held in hands and the carving done with a stationary, mounted power tool.  

My brain might not be able to make the switch from moving the tool on a stationary piece being carved. I will ponder this for a while!


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