Router Table!

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Project by teenagewoodworker posted 07-03-2008 01:08 AM 13745 views 26 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my router table finally done and here it is. i built it here on my blog and it came out wonderful. its attacked onto the side of my table saw. it is a torsion box design such as the one that David Marks has and at the moment i can not afford an aluminum router plate but i tired to give this all the benefits of a router table with a plate.

as you can see in this picture i made room for my own replaceable inserts

also i made a fulcrum pin for template routing by epoxying a t-nut into the router table and putting a bolt in that i took the threads off of with a grinder and file.

so the router table in the end works great. if any one has any questions feel free to send me a message. you can see it in action here. have a nice day!

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#1 posted 07-03-2008 01:29 AM

A job well done Dennis. No stopping you now!.

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#2 posted 07-03-2008 03:10 AM

nice combo of the two machines.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#3 posted 07-03-2008 03:51 AM

Hey TW! Great job. You have inspired me (an I’m sure some others) to build one of these. You mentioned that you are in need of a router plate. I recently found this video on youtube of someone describing his homemade router table. He did something clever (I think)—instead of an aluminum plate, he used a standard marble tile that he got for about $4! Maybe, you could try it.

-- -- Jim E., Oswego, NY. Create, have fun, and work safely!

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#4 posted 07-03-2008 04:12 AM

This is a wonderful router table!!! if you don’t mind me asking, why didn’t you use the tablesaw fence as a backbone for your fence? that would allow you to adjust it more easily, i think.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#5 posted 07-03-2008 05:26 AM

Very nice job…. You have accomplished some very impressive projects.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 07-03-2008 06:01 AM

Very nice, I need to make one of these soner than latter.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#7 posted 07-07-2008 10:51 AM

Nice work, TW. I particularly liked the way you made the cutouts to reach the mounting bolts. I hardly ever move my own router table addon to my saw (actually never … yet) but if the need ever arose, well there you are … with the bolts easily accessible. I hadn’t thought of using hardboard (masonite?) as a surface but I’m sure that works well too, and costs a lot less than a glue on laminate. You’re right to be proud of it.

—- Gus

-- Nothing says "I love you" like a new saw blade.

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#8 posted 07-09-2008 12:01 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#9 posted 07-26-2008 09:09 PM

This is a wonderful router table

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#10 posted 07-31-2008 11:17 PM

Very nice job

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#11 posted 08-06-2008 07:54 AM

Very nice. It looks awesome.

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#12 posted 08-24-2008 07:49 PM

Thats a nice router table.

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#13 posted 02-11-2010 01:10 AM

great looking router table… I like the insert option that you created… very smart thinking… almost better than a router plate and easier to keep flush with the top…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#14 posted 02-11-2010 01:16 AM

Looks fantastic Dennis It should serve you well for years to come.


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#15 posted 11-27-2012 11:38 AM

One word for ya…......WOW!!! very nice

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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