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Yes, another router table. Nothing really fancy about this RT. It was made from Oak ply that I bought from HD. It has some rabbit joineries and edge banded with Oak of course. The fence is made of Birch Ply with an UHMW face. The top is from an old solid core door. I ran out of material, that's the reason of the "not so good grain orientation" on the 3 lower drawer. I believe I stained it with Minwax and 2 coats of Poly. The unfinish base was made of 2×2 (Doug Fir). Any comments and questions are welcome. Thank you for looking. :)

Update: I would like to correct something, the base is made 2×4s and not 2×2s. Thank you kosmov for mentioning it :)

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Glad to see someone build a utilitarian project with something less than prime, furniture grade wood all around! I've known guys who go overboard (like building a workbench out of prime cherry!), then are afraid to use the tool or whatever they made for their workshop.

Looks like you did a good job. The stand doesn't look like 2X2 stock, though. Are you sure it isn't 2 X 4?

Keep it up!

Larry
 

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Nice and practical

I really need to sit down and design one. :))

I'm still a hole in the bench

jamie
 

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I like the use of the UHMW on the fence.
I'm in the process of making one of these myself.
I'm also going to have a plexiglass door.
It's hard to keep the door transparent, because the static charge will attract the dust to the inside.
One trick is to wipe the inside door with a fabric dryer sheet. The dust won't stick to the plexiglass.
 

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Very nicely done. Good looking top and fence.
 

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Looks good! I like the design of the mobile base, rather than just putting the wheels on the bottom of the cabinet.
 

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Nice cabinet, enjoy!
 

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I like your RT and give you high marks on it! How in the world did you fasten the UHMW to the plywood?

Thanks for sharing!!
 

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Zardos- the UHMW was screwed trough the back with the same size of plywood. So imagine if you are looking from the top of the fence, you will see the UHMW, then the plywood (same size), and then the plywood that holds the two fences. I routed a T-slot at the back of the fences so I can slide them and adjust the opening. I hope my explanation answer your question.

kosimov- you are right. My apology to everybody. The base was made of 2×4s and not 2×2s. I am a cheap person when it comes to my shop, I will try to use a cheap but good materials. That's why my workbench was made of Pine (which I will post next) that was came from crates/pallets.Thank you kosimov :)

cranesgonewild- you are absolutely right on the plexiglass. Thanks about the tip.

Thanks to everybody for the comments. :)
 
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