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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #49: New Festool CMS style sliding top router table you can build yourself!

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 09-09-2014 12:06 AM 3622 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 48: Homemade Router Boss/WoodRat/Leigh FMT router joinery machine Part 49 of The Stumpy Nubs Workshop series Part 50: Homemade Incra style router table fence- UNLIKE ANY OTHER! »

It’s been two years since we built our homemade sliding router table, and it’s time to make some improvements. This is one you HAVE to see!

It may look like a regular router table, but the front of the top slides in a precision track, making it safer and more useful than any I’ve ever used. Great for coping rails, safely routing small parts, the possibilities are endless.

It’s a great show, you might even laugh a little. So check it HERE!

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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 09-09-2014 12:24 AM

Another great episode! Which has got me wondering if this sliding sled idea could be incorporated with a regular router table and fence? Hmm….. Will have to give that some thought.

-- Dean

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#2 posted 09-09-2014 11:53 AM

Good stuff Stumps, & Mike. The only thing I might add is the fence being long enough to supply a backer for your work piece so you get zero tear out. Just my .02

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#3 posted 09-09-2014 01:00 PM

Dean- Do you mean can you retrofit an existing router table with a sliding carriage?

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#4 posted 09-09-2014 01:00 PM

Roger- Thanks for the comment. I prefer to use a scrap for a backer because the fence would just get eaten up over time.

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#5 posted 09-09-2014 09:48 PM

Stumpy,

Yea, I was thinking it might be possible to use a runner on the bottom of the sliding carriage, in the miter groove. Although the runner would have to fit pretty tightly so that the carriage didn’t sway as you moved it in the groove.

Anyway, I’m just thinking off the top of my head. Probably wouldn’t work, but it seems like it could be an option for existing router tables.

-- Dean

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