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Scrap Router Table Build

by hackery
posted 08-11-2016 08:04 PM


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nightguy

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#1 posted 08-11-2016 08:09 PM

That will work nice.

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#2 posted 08-11-2016 08:16 PM

Not bad for 20 bucks. The good thing about a cheap home made router table is over time you learn how to build the next one.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#3 posted 08-11-2016 08:26 PM

thanks gents

-- Notice woodworker and now metal worker - Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

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#4 posted 08-15-2016 03:21 AM

Nice work on solving the issue of limited space. It does not have to be pretty if it works it works. You learned alot and did alot of work to find the solution, hopefully enjoying the process. As jwmalone wrote you will see what you can improve for the next one or next project you do. Limited space is a complaint many of us have, I have been told by someone that has a 24×72 shop that despite being larger than his 10×12 shop he still needs more space. Myself I would like to try and test that theory one day. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 08-15-2016 07:44 AM

Thanks WoodButcher

Good username by the way along the same lines as my “Hackery” well my username is dual use being I hack my wood projects together and I work in internet / IT security. Anyways….

Yep will definitely rebuild it at some stage in the future to be prettier such as all the wood is clean and looks the same with no random holes in it or pencil marks, graffiti etc but that’s due to the majority of the wood being my old 4ft x 2ft bench top.

I would have liked to have added metal t-track but its next to impossible to buy here and needs to be ordered online with shipping costs three times the cost of the already eye wateringly expensive track. However found a router bit on Amazon that cuts t-track in wood which of course won’t last as long as metal t-track but it’s always on hand and free.

Next weekend going to try cutting a track across the top (non moving) fence face for the addition of hold downs and other bits.

As you say I did learn some new things which is the most important thing after the finished project being functional. In this case I like how the fence is attached to the table via the slots and bolts as I have been wanting to convert my very crappy table saw which literally sways on its thin mild steel angled legs to a cabinet saw but was worried about how the fence would work in terms of being accurate so the slot / bolt solution seems to be the easiest and cheapest fix for my upcoming cabinet saw build as I can then hinge and fold all three outfeed tables when not in use

-- Notice woodworker and now metal worker - Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

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