Horizontal Router

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Project by Vagabond55 posted 11-25-2013 02:05 PM 3985 views 20 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Horizontal Router table with plunge router base attached.
The front acrylic plate is taken out from a broken LCD monitor.
My latest project ( wine rack : )
badly needed 40 mortises. This table did good job.

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#1 posted 11-25-2013 03:01 PM

Great build, love the repurposed use of the acrylic… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan



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#2 posted 11-25-2013 05:59 PM

nice and simple design to build. I was planning a normal vertical router table but, recently there is a spate of postings on horizontal router tables and advantage of this version over vertical one and have decided to settle for a horizontal one, with my Hitachi fixed base router.
thanks for sharing. Your design gives me some new ideas to modify my plan slightly.


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#3 posted 11-25-2013 06:06 PM

I don’t have a horizontal router table right now. However, I think the proper way to do it would be to have at least one of each. I believe they will compliment each other.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 11-25-2013 10:25 PM

Very nice. I just finished mine,thought I had it done yesterday but had to make a few changes.

-- Nick,Pa.

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#5 posted 11-25-2013 11:00 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#6 posted 11-26-2013 01:36 AM

I always thought these were more useful than the table mounted router and I always wanted to build one!

I saw David Marks use one on his show (professional model) for cutting tenons/mortises. I believe that the sled motion was limited by template for depth and length of cut.

Your looks very capable and sturdy enough to do that too!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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