Fixing my saggy Freud Router Table

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Project by Lumberpunk posted 02-08-2013 11:44 PM 2289 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had this table for about two years and it had sagged about 1/16th, have some pretty fine rabbets to route coming up in the next day or two so I decided it was time to take care of it once and for all. Got some rough sawn birch I had, milled it up nice and square and laminated it into 1.5 inch blocks (pic 2) once the glue was dry time for another quick pass through the jointer and planer and then built a quick frame (butt joints glue and screws, pic 3) sanded the ends of the protruding boards to give a slight camber to the table (maybe 1/64th) then screwed the top down and it was all sweet! The last 2 pics show my Veritas engineer’s straight edge on the center of the table and no gap!

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#1 posted 02-09-2013 10:26 AM

Glad to see you were able to repair this top

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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Ben Simms

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 02:02 PM

nice work.

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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#3 posted 07-16-2014 07:19 PM

Great job!

Now you are wondering why you did not do it sooner?

-- Brad, Texas,

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