My sort-of new router table #1: Photos of my "new" router table

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Blog entry by Choupinette posted 07-25-2013 06:55 PM 1211 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just bought this one. It was cheap ($40) and it is very sturdy. The top is a thick kitchen counter board. I don’t know about fitting my router on it though, we’ll see. In any case, I have to build the fences and fit the router. I figure that if I cannot make it work, it will be a good surface to use for other projects.

The plans are complete and the hardware seems to be included for the most part:

The router plate has already been drilled, will see if my router fits when I get it:

The cabinet underneath is for collecting the sawdust. It is V-shaped inside:

That’s it! It will probably take me some time before I figure it all out. I’ll post more whether it’s a success or a blooper. :)


-- Christine G., Northern California

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#1 posted 07-25-2013 06:57 PM

I’m sure you have a winner there. Nice buy. Shouldn’t be too much work to get the router fitting.


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 07-25-2013 08:04 PM

Hell of a deal for $40. Couldn’t make one like that yourself without exceeding that cost in materials.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 07-25-2013 08:12 PM

I agree with Brian… 40 bucks? You got a steal!

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#4 posted 07-26-2013 12:40 AM

That looks like it should work fine. A fence with a dust port is a quick and simple next project for you!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 07-26-2013 02:29 AM

Good deal. Get a fence on there and your on your way. Working with a router is a lot of fun. Buying a bunch of bits, isn’t. Looking forward to some projects.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 07-26-2013 03:38 PM

That was a fantastic buy, at $40. Depending on how much workshop space you have, you might want to install some sort of casters or mobile base.

-- Dave K.

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