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#1 posted 03-10-2018 11:47 PM

I can’t speak to the quality of that router, never heard of the brand, probably Asian knock off. I think that small table may be close to useless over time (too small).

Going back to the website you gave for the table. I put in below with numberd points. #1 That is most likely a 2”+ thick board that goes all the way across the bottom of the table as I illustrated above. However it may just be a square block screwed to the bottom of the table with a mortise for the turned piece under it.. #2 Is obviously a lathe turned piece that most likely has a large round tenon on each end. The top end tenon goes into a mortise cut in #1.
The bottom tenon goes into a mortise the the big square block #3 (foot). #4 points to where those stretchers are most likely fitted into mortise and tenon joints to connect everything.

Looks strong and stable to me.

-- Les B, Oregon

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