Horizontal router table

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Project by nubbin00 posted 01-05-2018 08:06 AM 3203 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Horizontal router table…prototype? I made the cabinet and table from scraps laying around the shop so this didn’t cost me anything but time. Not really sure if I even need one but at least I have more storage, less scrap material and use for a router that I’d considered throwing away. I still need to add a switch so I’m not stuck reaching around the table for the trigger on the router.

I’ll use it for a few months and then make improvements as needed. She’s not pretty but she works.

-- Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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#1 posted 01-05-2018 08:46 PM

Nice. I love it when scraps can produce something useful. To this day, my clamp rack is still being used and I made that out of scraps/rejected sections of 2×4.

I’m no expert, but you may want to use plywood instead of melamine. I understand you want to not lose 3/4”, thats why you went with a thinner board, but maybe limit size?

-- palette wood connoisseur

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#2 posted 01-06-2018 12:10 AM

Nice job. I have a smaller version I built a few years ago. It comes in handy. I’ve used it for small mortise and tenon work.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 01-06-2018 01:20 AM

I like it. Cool, simple height adjustment is a great idea!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#4 posted 01-06-2018 12:32 PM

Proof that sometimes it’s sufficient to keep it simple to get best results.Nice maschine.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted



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#5 posted 01-06-2018 04:17 PM

I like the simplicity of this arrangement. i need to have this done soon for my shop. Thanks for sharing


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