|Blog series by Stevinmarin||updated 03-23-2012 09:59 PM||3 parts||31700 reads||79 comments total|
What I wanted to do with this router table was to make it inexpensively and using simple techniques. It’s all made with 1×3 pine boards and 1/4” plywood. Next week’s video will be all about the top and fence.
Really happy with the way this fence turned out. It’s got a lot of weight to it, is square, and moves pretty smoothly. I found the clamping system in a great book called Woodworking With The Router, by Bill Hylton. If you want a good, basic router book, I recommend it. Next week I plan on making a router lift. Not sure how that will go. I have all the parts and can start this weekend!
I have completed my router table and love it. I’m sure it will be a while before I take on a project this big again, but it was a fun challenge. I got the plans for this router lift from a recent issue (#121) of Shop Notes magazine. It’s a simple concept but definitely one that challenged my skills. To me, that’s the perfect kind of project.