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Blog series by Stevinmarin updated 03-23-2012 09:59 PM 3 parts 31700 reads 79 comments total

Part 1: The cabinet

03-10-2012 12:58 AM by Stevinmarin | 25 comments »

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.

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Part 2: Router table top and fence

03-16-2012 11:20 PM by Stevinmarin | 29 comments »

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!

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Part 3: Home-made router lift

03-23-2012 09:59 PM by Stevinmarin | 25 comments »

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.

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