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Seeing that I have a need for a router table and don't have the room. I made the portable table from Wood Magazine, issue 187. Very easy to build and it works very well for as basic as it is. Its made from 3/4 MDF and finished with some poly. I used my old workmate as a stand. Just pull the center board out for motor clearance and clamp it down.

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That's a nice clean looking router table. Looks like it will serve you much better that some of the metal bench top models.
 

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Good idea well done
 

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More tools ! I like that. Since it looks like MDF, it's great you have put a finish on it to be slik. I don't see any scratch on it. Brand new?

I believe it's not your only router table, right?

I have a concern about the clamps you are using, unless you put sandpaper under the fence. I have of one these and found out they don't apply much pressure. Check this out since some router bits exert quite side pressure.

Best,

Serge

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Nice looking router table.

Good idea with your workmate.
 

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Serge, yes, it is new and you are so correct about the clamps. I am building some picture frames and ruined one today because the fence slid on me and I did not notice it until I finished my pass. Oh well live and learn. I swapped them out with some 6" bar clamps and worked like a champ. And yes this is my only router table. I will build a dedicated table when I have more room. I guess most WW never have enough room.
 

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You are right Joe. You never have enough room. That is a great idea for a portable table.
 

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Nice looking table and always so little room and so few tools.
 

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Marking this one for inspiration
I like the idea of using it on a workmate table
Thanks for posting
 
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