Sunday, February 10, 2008

Proxxon Micro Shaper

Often, full size woodworking tools are just too big or too powerful for working on small scale projects such as an automaton. Fortunately, companies such as Proxxon make power woodworking tools for small scale projects. I've posted in the past about the Proxxon Miniature Tables saw and the Proxxon Miniature Miter Saw -- both of which I own. Here is The Proxxon Micro Shaper, a small router table that takes 1/8" bits. (I don't own this yet, but I will one day.)

From the Product Literature:
This miniature router table is the perfect sized machine for small-scale routing and trimming applications. Ideal for model building such as railroads, airplanes, doll houses and more! Features powerful 115V, 60Hz, 1/8 HP motor.

Check out the Proxxon Micro Shaper at Rockler Woodworking.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those who already have table-mounted routers and want to do shaping for miniature items like automata, they can still use their regular routers by following this safety trick:

1) Start with a much larger board that is safe to handle on a router table,

2) Proceed to route the desired profile, and

3) Cut the shaped piece to the final length / size

This technique can be applied to the use of other tools that normally are not designed to handle small work pieces.


February 10, 2008 8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I purchased one of these shaper tables. While it has its uses it also has its problems. The motor shaft has a lot of end play. In other words the bit can move up and down even though it is secured into the holder. It is not that the bit it loose it is a function of the motor. Too bad it would have been a nice tool but it is completely flawed for accurate work.

March 27, 2009 4:05 AM  

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