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Project by clieb91 posted 05-01-2020 12:57 AM 495 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been looking at my old router table stand for way too long now. Pretty sure it was one of the first things I built for my old Ryobi Router Table. It is nailed together 2×2s and was never very stable(that’s it in pic 3) . After dismantling my oversized lumber rack a few weeks ago I was able to reclaim a bunch of 2×4s from the rack itself and some other stuff I found hiding on it including scraps of OSB, that I have no idea why I have.
I bought the Kreg table a few years ago and then installed a Woodpeckers insert plate. I never really liked using the set up on the old table, just seemed to rickety. So took the day and worked on a new table. Used pocket holes all around, Because that’s what I do and I have not had any issues with my other furniture I’ve built that way. OSB scraps for the top and bottom shelf. May decide to paint it at some point.
I through in pic 5 to see how assembly table. I have two different sized pieces of melamine that I use on the table saw in order to do most of my assemblies. Really like the flexibility it gives me.
If I can swing the time over the next two days I’m off I am going to attempt to build a drill press stand… we’ll see.

Thanks for looking.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)





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Steve

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#1 posted 05-01-2020 02:51 AM

Nice job Chris. That looks pretty solid and I like the built in storage underneath as well

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#2 posted 05-01-2020 11:48 AM

Looks really handy and well built. I have a small shop and need one to rotate use for my router table, spindle sander, and other easy to lift items.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#3 posted 05-01-2020 04:43 PM

going mobile, mobile, mobile, yeah…........

Nice addition with the emergency stop.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: Because cheese isnt a healthy source of cheese, I will use grated cucumber to top off this raw food vegan pizza.

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Mike_in_STL

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#4 posted 05-01-2020 05:18 PM

GREAT PROJECT!!!

Motivational pictures, my favorite. I’ve recently acquired a never used Craftsman router table that needs a stand. I’ve got a Kreg K4 jig too and a pile of old 2×4s from a shoe rack that is no longer a shoe rack. Looks like it’s going to become a router table stand similar to yours. Thank you for the motivation.

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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clieb91

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#5 posted 05-01-2020 07:31 PM

Thanks All. I discovered this morning as I was disassembling the old stand I built it in 2007.

Jeff that stop button was one of the useful parts taken from that old Ryobi. Love having it rather than having to reach underneath.

Mike, Glad to help. Look forward to seeing it posted here.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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