Router Table that goes from horizontal to vertical

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Project by Mark55 posted 02-18-2013 11:05 PM 24184 views 65 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this adjustable router table a few years ago and still use it on occasion. It will go from 0 to 90 degrees and anywhere in between. It opens up a new area for routing but I mostly used it for routing splines into odd shaped cabinet boxes. I also used it to make columns with. There is an example of a column I made in the pictures. I splined together 8 sides and routed a flute in the piece before I put them together. It’s actually quite simple and works pretty good.

Here is a sample video of how it works and on how I join together an 8 sided column.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#1 posted 02-18-2013 11:16 PM

Now that is one great tool. What a great idea and very useful. Your pojects are top notch as well congrats and thx for sharing. Where did you get the plans or did you come up with it?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 11:25 PM

Very cleaver ,that’s very ingenious . Great idea and well done.


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#3 posted 02-18-2013 11:26 PM

Most excellent design!

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#4 posted 02-18-2013 11:26 PM

Thanks Ken, I actually came up with it myself out of necessity I am actually working on plans now for it and will be available this week.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#5 posted 02-18-2013 11:35 PM

As said in the Guinness commercials… BRILLIANT! might have to build this one. Great work too btw.

-- "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Explore, Dream, Discover” Mark Twain

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#6 posted 02-18-2013 11:53 PM

That is pretty friggin’ cool, pardon my French.

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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Milton Toal

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#7 posted 02-18-2013 11:55 PM

Great design. Clever concept. Count me in for a set of the plans when ready. Will be missing for next 3 weeks, holidaying with family and friends.

-- Milton Toal, Doncaster, Melbourne Australia.

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#8 posted 02-19-2013 12:02 AM

It indeed a great idea that worked just as intended, thanks for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#9 posted 02-19-2013 12:09 AM

very cool

-- Joel

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#10 posted 02-19-2013 12:41 AM

This is a great idee. Thank you for posting. Did you make plans before or is it freehand?


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#11 posted 02-19-2013 01:07 AM

Dutch, I worked on it in my head for about a week. Then drew some rough scetches and some mock ups before I actually started building it.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#12 posted 02-19-2013 01:48 AM

Great post, thanks!

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#13 posted 02-19-2013 02:23 AM

Great tool; that’s one on my build list!!

-- Gary, Florida

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#14 posted 02-19-2013 02:33 AM

This is a great idea! I’ve been looking at a lot of router tables to decide what I should build and yours jumps to the top of the list. Thanks for sharing.

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#15 posted 02-19-2013 02:33 AM

That is one cool tool! Please make sure you post when the plans are available!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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