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Forum topic by Jeff82780 posted 12-18-2013 01:10 PM 1051 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-18-2013 01:10 PM

so i am building a new router table and and currently working on a melamine top. anyhow while i was routing the opening for the router plate, my template moved off coursr. now there is a gap about an 1/8” big on the right rear side . so frusttating! anybidy havr any ideas on a quick fix to fill in the gap? i know its not a piece of futniturre, but this is frustrating. anyone have any ideas?

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#1 posted 12-18-2013 01:22 PM

You could rout(e) all the way around and fill the gap with some hardwood edging. Then it’ll really look like a piece of furniture.

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 02:07 PM

I had a top that was cut for a larger insert and made a piece to go around it. I had the Rockler insert that is smaller than standard and never was satisfied with the result of adding the boarder. I eventually bought a new insert and bought one of the JoinTech “seconds” the guy is selling on eBay and it is great. Maybe your skills are better than mine, but it always had that extra edge around the plate and operation was just not smooth.

-- Bill R

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#3 posted 12-18-2013 02:24 PM

you could fill it with epoxy then carefully sand/scrape it level with the top. I imagine if you taped a piece of wax paper or something around the edge of the insert, you could have the insert in while you do it, that way you’d get a great fit.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#4 posted 12-18-2013 02:42 PM

I vote for making the opening larger then edging with it with hardwood….it will be better than first planned …....

-- .. heyoka ..

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