I finally finished my router table today, minus the dust collection hose for the fence. I’ll pick that up tomorrow.
Here are some pics from the build;
Carcass assembly – no finish applied
- maple plywood
- red oak trim
- full extension slides
Top Deck Glue-Up
- use bolts in corners for part registration
- put countersinks in top and bottom of top panel only, provided crumble space and maximum thread engagement
Carcass with Arm R Seal Topcoat
I ending up changing the door design – see following pictures
Mods to Router Cut-Out
- added some aluminum sheet with 90deg bend
- done to prevent the leveling screws from digging into the mdf
- used CA glue to hold aluminum in place
Finished Assembly – Finally
I really like how this has turned out. It has taken a lot longer than I thought but life gets in the way and I could not work on it as much and when I wanted to. At least I can now get rolling on the Christmas goodies I want to make for my loved ones.
I really learned a lot while working on this project. I have really enjoyed the whole process, including the changes mid-stream, some mistakes, some failures and especially the successes. It is really rewarding to see something come to life from creating the model in sketchup to powering it up and rolling it around.
Thanks for reading and Happy Thanksgiving!
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