current projects #2: router table

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Blog entry by pdegreyt posted 07-09-2012 03:33 PM 1600 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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this is very basic, simple router table I am working on, I wanted something that would fit my needs without taking too much time up but still leaving room for improvement so I went with this design loosely based on a workbench I saw on woodworking for mere mortals. I have replaced the top since it wasn’t wide enough. I am thinking of getting a router table insert plate, when I have the money for one, for right now it works great.

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#1 posted 07-10-2012 12:00 AM

did a little more work on this project today, attaching the top to the bench, I am really thinking about adding an insert into the bench, I think it will work better I just think it would be easier for me not having to go under my table at all to change router bits

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#2 posted 07-10-2012 02:13 AM

I built my router table as well but I made the hole in the top big enough that I can change bits from the top. I made various sized inserts to fit the hole (like those you buy). I have never had any sagging so don’t think I’ll ever invest in a plate for it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 07-11-2012 12:52 AM

Very good and a router table is great to have. I just got done with mine a few weeks ago, included a shop made router lift that works great, good dust control, a good fence, and a air sled for moving it around the shop.

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#4 posted 07-12-2012 06:36 AM

Did some work on the fence today, nothing special. I did decide not to go with the MDF fence I had before just wasn’t feeling the fibe,went with a 2 by 4 fence instead, you can’t beat the feel of real wood. plus after seeing some other router tables I wanted to got that way

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