Pat Warner's Router Fence and Router table

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Forum topic by Jack01 posted 10-17-2018 02:34 PM 1091 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2018 02:34 PM

I am planning to build “Pat Warner’s Router Fence and Router table”

I did find his article in Fine woodworking issue 144 Sep/Oct 2000. it is in depth article.
I am trying to figure out what is complete dimension of the entire fence. Diagram shows dimension of different pieces.

Has anyone build this fence, who can provide me the dimensions of the base for the entire fence.

Also he build a simple Router table for this. I can see the picture in one of his book page 13 of “working with router” unfortunately do not have any dimensions.

Any help will be appreciated.

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#1 posted 10-17-2018 03:13 PM

I just looked at the article. The base is 24-3/8” long but the faces of the fence move so the overall length of the fence depends upon where you have them set. Since they are each 13.75” long, the theoretical minimum is 27.5” but they would need to be at least far enough apart so that a bit can fit between the 2 halves. Also, you can size the fence to be whatever length you need it to be for whatever router table you are building. The same is true for the router table itself. Size it based upon whatever fits you needs and the space you have in your shop. The router table top that I made years ago is about 31×21, including the edge strips I put to hide the plywood edges. That is plenty big for most things but not so big that it takes up a bunch of room in the shop. That size would fit the size of that fence design fairly well IMO.

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#2 posted 10-17-2018 03:37 PM

Thanks for the info. I am going to start building this,

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