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I got my hands on a router lift a while back and I've been wanting to make a router table for it ever since. I finally finished the build of this 36×24 inch table. It's top is melamine, laminated with 3/4 plywood to help keep it dead flat.

I also made a custom fence using the same lamination process. I used my router to countersink some T-tracks so I could use feather boards and also used my router to countersink the router lift, then added leveling feet to get it flush.

Watch the build video here for more details:

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Brilliant build video. I liked the crisp narration.
 

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This is a very nice router table and a fine addition to your shop.
 

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Very nice!!
 

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Laminated top with plenty of bearing surface for whatever plate you want sitting on it, with plenty of room for whatever you put on to adjust height. Slick Melamine top, Track for jigs, feather boards, or jigs. Twin tracks for a smooth glide of the fence, just remember to always measure twice before snugging it down. That fence is a classic design, and has been time proven a LONG time. Workable dust collection. All trimmed out to protect those edges. Well thought out, and executed just like it needs to be. That dowel rod to pressure in the tracks was genius. I've been using your same "adjustable" router jig for cutting dado's, slick as can be, and half of the things they want to sell you have a learning curve. That is KISS method on steroids.

The video should be on the need to view list for any noob thinking of making a router table.

Awesome job, thanks for posting.

If you go for something similar, next time try T nuts instead of the plastic threaded insert to screw your bolts up into, much better at fighting against the rigors of a shop. I've had plastic break too many times. Can't say I ever had a T nut break.

Darn shipping probably cost more than a 10 pack
 

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Thanks for posting your video I am definetly going to be infringing on your design and building on for myself.
 
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