I finally got the materials together to build a decent router table. I have had the Incra Ultra Jig around for awhile now, and have used it on some of my previous router tables, but my homemade tops were always off just a little. Always seem to have trouble getting the router plates to sit just right in the opening, etc.
This time I bit the bullet and bought Woodpeckers 27×43 offset table along with the PRL V2 lift (very sweet!). I acquired the extruded aluminum pieces from some discarded carts at work.
Putting the aluminum base together was a lot trickier than it looks. All the pieces must be precisely cross drilled at each joint in order to slide an allen wrench through the extrusion and tighten the joint. The black panels around the dust box are installed with rubber U-channel into the t-slot of the aluminum so they are tight and don’t vibrate.
The casters are industrial strength and they have a rubber foot that threads down with a large thumb wheel to level the machine and reduce vibration. It’s a pretty heavy rig, so I expect it should run pretty smooth, I haven’t test driven it yet……..
I plan on building drawer units to slide into the two shelves on the base.
Appreciate your suggestions and comments….
-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.