Router Table

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Project by pfleming posted 02-09-2016 03:26 AM 1388 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s a pic of my latest remake of my router table. The top is made from two kitchen sink cut-outs, that I got from a local counter top shop, and screwed together, and the base is an old gas grill cart. I have a 2 hp router, from Harbor Freight, mounted under it, and recently added a router speed control, also from Harbor Freight. Both seem to do very well for my needs.

-- Patrick, Mississippi

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#1 posted 02-09-2016 02:29 PM

Love the re purposing of the grill base…good find with the sink cutouts!

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#2 posted 02-09-2016 04:20 PM

Thanks! The only problem with the grill base that I have is that one of the legs is just a hair out of sorts, so I have to find the sweet spot in the shop floor where it will sit nice and steady. Not sure about other counter top suppliers, but the one we have in town, is the only one around the area, so they have a lot of cutouts. So many that they actually throw them away at the end of the day. One of the local schools has started getting some for their students to practice cutting on, so I have to call before I go get some now to make sure they have enough. So far I’ve made my miter sled, crosscut sled, router table top, drill press table, and a band saw table out of it, and they all seem to be holding up well. That’s a lot of savings when the stuff doesn’t cost me a dime.

-- Patrick, Mississippi

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#3 posted 02-09-2016 07:29 PM

You could always add leveling castors to steady it out.Great repurposing of material.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 02-09-2016 07:38 PM

That’s actually a great idea. I’d have to do some engineering, and possibly break out the welder for that one. I think one leg has some kind of plastic sleeve, for the lack of proper name, and the other one has some kind of insert in it. I could always weld a nut to the side of the legs, then just thread a long bolt into them. Maybe try to find some solid rubber to drill and run the bolt through, so those feet would have a little grip to them. Remember that the other to are on wheels. There are times now, when I’m routing molding or something on thicker wood, that I’ll have to kind of hook one leg on the table to keep it from sliding. One of these days I’ll build me a proper router table, with some lower storage, but until then I’m trying to make due with what I can scrounge up.

-- Patrick, Mississippi

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