New "bench' for a router table

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 12-13-2014 08:01 PM 1160 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Last summer, I picked up a router “table” by SKIL at a garage sale. $20 with everything BUT a router

Later on, picked a B&D 1/4” Industrial all metal router. Managed to assemble the two together

But, there were a couple problems. First, this thing is sitting ON my tool chest. Secondly, it is too short to set on the floor. Had some metal 3×3 from an old bed frame. Cut the two pieces down into four “legs” @ 27-1/4” long.

Had some 1/2” plywood in the shop, cut a few strips into ~ 4” wide strips. Got out a drill, some drywall screws, and a clamp or two

Three screws into each leg

I also had a metal….end piece? from the bed frame. Added that to the “top” between the legs. Clamp and screwed into place

Then rotate and add the other side.

Had some leftover strips from the plywood. Cut to length and added to the ends

Clamp one corner square, add three screws, pull the other corner square, and add three more screws. Both ends done, added a couple strips for the router to sit on.

Otherwise, it would be an open grid-like top

Screws were just normal, coarse thread 1-5/8” long…all I had in the shop. Once the bench was completed, moved it to a “parking place” until needed. Cost? Bench was just leftover scraps, screws were what was on-hand. Router and the SKIL table came to….$23..

Might just work..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 12-13-2014 09:03 PM

& all the chips fall to the floor….
For Igor to sweep up!!!

Ya know…. FYI: They do make router PLANES & plow PLANES!!!

I know you are not used to corded tools….
Please be careful and watch out for the trip & fall!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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