Router Table Base

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Project by supervato posted 12-09-2010 06:19 PM 3871 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My base for the router table project is finished. The router table from earlier project sits on it nicely. Ok so whts next is a cabinet with drawers and a dust box for the motor. It will slip into the hole in the middle and be secured with cleats. The base is solid as a rock with no racking. Notice the half lap joints on the stretchers. Thier will be casters added to the outside of the legs on all four corners. The casters im using on this are the type that lift and roll or drop so its down on the floor sitting on its legs. All operated by your foot. I didnt want it on rollers while routing cause ive found even if you lock the casters it doesnt hold very well. Its constructed with douglas fir and mdf.

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#1 posted 12-09-2010 06:28 PM

now here is a table i might could make

i like all the features
sure beats boards and clamps

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-09-2010 06:35 PM

Thanks bro wait till you see the drawers for all my bits ive got a preety cool idea for them using that flourecent orange acrylic to match the guard.

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#3 posted 12-09-2010 07:25 PM

Have you looked at the mobile bases in the Grizzly catalog? I have three of these and love them. They do not move when you set the locks. and you probably won’t have as much iron sticking out to bang your ankles on. Rand

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matt garcia

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#4 posted 12-09-2010 08:52 PM

That looks awesome!! I would look forward to using it!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Heidi Neely

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#5 posted 12-09-2010 11:50 PM

Looks great…once you get it all set up with the table on the base and the the dust box and drawers all completed you’ll have to post it again so we can all see it : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#6 posted 12-10-2010 12:01 AM

looks great
I like the way you made the fence

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#7 posted 12-12-2010 10:02 AM

Nice work! I have mine almost finished for the last year. I better get it done so I can use it. Any Ideas on how to route the hole for the Router plate so it fits tight?

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#8 posted 12-12-2010 07:08 PM

I made to L shaped templates then slid them in toward each corner of the router plate. I used a straight cutting bit and a guide on the router.i routed a groove on scrape piece of wood to find the spacing between the guide and cut line. Mine turned out to be an eighth of an inch. So then I used a couple of eighth inch drill bits spaced around the router plate then slide the two L shaped templates against the plate. Use carpet tape to adhere the templates in place. Then your ready to plounge cut in a three step process to a little past the thickness of your base. And use a jig saw to remove the middle and leave a half inch lip for your plate to sit on and adjustment screws to level your plate. Hope that helps?

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