Router Table Top & Fence Upgrade!

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Project by GerardW posted 09-30-2013 01:30 AM 10453 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So the last photo here includes the original tabletop and fence. Both were made out of birch plywood from a design in wood magazine. The current tabletop is 3/4 phenolic faced 3/4 plywood trimmed with hard maple and inset with incra mitre track and t track (for the fence to run in).

Once I put the tabletop together, I realzed that my fence from the old table was not square enough to the tabletop, so I decided to make a new one. It’s 3/4 oak plywood with a plastic dust collection fixture, and a phenolic faced split face.

So far it works great, although the split face doesn’t quite line up when both tightened, because the bolts aren’t close enough to the bit… still trying to figure this out (considering that the dust collection fixture and brace preclude a bolt closer).

-- Gerard in Bowie MD

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#1 posted 09-30-2013 06:44 AM

This is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 09-30-2013 02:07 PM

Just bought an insert plate and looking for a good design. Thanks for posting.

-- It's better to have a tool and not need it than to need a tool and not have it.

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#3 posted 09-30-2013 09:38 PM

This is a really nice router table how long did it take to build it?

-- Doug, Italy

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#4 posted 10-03-2013 02:00 PM

I am in the process of building a router table. I am stealing this for my top!

-- Kirk

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