Router Table on the Cheap

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Blog series by 47phord updated 08-29-2012 12:07 AM 2 parts 5015 reads 7 comments total

Part 1: The Beginning...

08-12-2012 08:33 PM by 47phord | 3 comments »

Let me start this off by saying that I am not only a novice woodworker, but I am also a BROKE novice woodworker so…I scored this crappy old particle board cabinet for free at a garage sale. I have been wanting a router table for a while now, but haven’t been able to part with the green and this cabinet is the perfect size. As you can see, it is kinda sad: Flimsy would be the best way to describe it. I started off by making a bottom out of some old 3/4” CDX plywood ...

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Part 2: The worst is over...

08-29-2012 12:07 AM by 47phord | 4 comments »

Okay, so I’ll start this post off by apologizing for not documenting my progress better but I get so wrapped up in working that I forget to stop and take pictures. But I digress. First off, I added a couple dividers in the cabinet made from my trusty CDX stash: Then on the left side I added some oak rails for drawers: Here is a shot of lower drawer I built. Nothing fancy, just scrap 3/4 oak ply for the sides-butt joints with glue and brads to hold it together-and 1/4 plywood bo...

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