I built my New Yankee router table about 10 years ago. I used some cherry as I had lots of it and wanted the table to look nice in the shop.
I am working on a china cabinet (project details to follow). The cabinet is angled and the top has hardwood edges on the cherry ply. I needed to cut the molded edge with my plunge router and could not clamp it to my workbench and cut all three sides at once. I looked at my router table and all of a sudden it hits me – the fence is a clamp.
As you can see from the pictures I clamped the top under the fence and added a filler in the back (same thickness as top) to make sure the fence (clamp) was level.
Voila, top clamped in place and edge molding routed without having to move the top all around and re clamp it.
Hope this idea gives you some ideas to “think out of the box”.
-- Bob, http://www.robertblaney.biz