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Router Table by Julie #4: making the sides and back

02-18-2011 04:57 PM by ~Julie~ | 2 comments »

The sides and back of my router table will be pine, 2” wide stiles and rails with plywood panel inserts. I had quite a bit of left over 3/4” thick, 2”- 2 1/2” wide pine strips of varying lengths from other projects and used that.Since I didn’t take photos, I’m borrowing ones from my earlier post about making my shop cupboards, which have exactly the same style: the center rails have grooves on both the top and bottom to hold the panels: and ...

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Router Table by Julie #3: starting the base

02-16-2011 07:59 PM by ~Julie~ | 4 comments »

I’m designing my router table so that it fits with my router and accessories. My Hitachi router will hang upside down on the right hand side. It will need clearance around it for my access to raise and lower it and also for bit changes which I usually do by popping out the whole base and sitting the router on the top of the table. I also have a small laminate trimmer type router that I usually have attached to a large 12” x 18” plexi base. I use it mostly for routering...

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Router Table by Julie #2: making the top

02-14-2011 06:40 PM by ~Julie~ | 5 comments »

As I said earlier I have the yellow Oak-Park router top. Here’s a photo of it: (Since the opening for the router is offset (not in the middle) I am going to have my router sit on the right and have doors and drawers on the left. I think a problem with the “Norm” type router table is that putting the router in the middle leaves a narrow space on each side for holding router accessories. We’ll get to that in a future post.) I need a solid frame around my yel...

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Router Table Extension Wing #1: Day 1

01-29-2011 10:12 AM by HungryTermite | 2 comments »

I decided that I have gone long enough without a router table. A lot of the projects I have in mind have small pieces that need to be routed and I think it will be best accomplished using a table. The only problem I have is that I don’t have room for a separate table. I have seen some plans for some bench top models that I liked but I don’t have storage space for them. Then I saw the idea to replace one of the wings on my table saw with a router table. Brilliant! This wo...

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Shop Made Jigs, Fixtures and Solutions #1: Router Table Spindle Lock - Improved

01-18-2011 05:21 AM by DaveTPilot | 7 comments »

I made a couple of improvements. I added a spring to keep the push rod against the actuating lever and a small screw behind the spindle lock lever to keep it from moving too far back when the router was lowered. Original Post:I designed my router lift to allow above table bit changed using two wrenches. That worked pretty well but the Porter Cable wrench would occasionally bind on the bottom of the collet, making removal difficult. I decided to use the stock spindle lock instead. I just ne...

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Workshop Improvements #1: Router table in table saw extension

01-17-2011 05:51 PM by wasmithee | 11 comments »

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The Deluxe Router Table...Improved

01-12-2011 04:54 AM by woodworkerscott | 19 comments »

I made a video awhile back on improvements I feel I have made to the Deluxe Router Table featured on the New Yankee Workshop with Norm Abram. In the video I do not have a router fence on the table, for good reason…..I am still designing one that will do everything I like. I attach a temporary one when needed. There are several changes I think that needed to be made to be more practical in both design and cost. Example of topics covered: Enclosed router compartment- not necessary and ...

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The Basement #11: Incra Router Table - Bit Storage

01-02-2011 12:30 AM by JL7 | 5 comments »

Added a bit shelf and a drawer to the table, both out of Maple. The shelf is 1” thick laminated from narrow strips basically cutting board style with breadboard ends. I used a little spray adhesive and some graph paper as a drilling guide – despite that I did manage to drill 2 holes off location…...... The template holder just sits on the bottom and you can slide it out a bit to grab what you need. The drawer box is painted MDF ...

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Tool Gloat #3: Unilift.

12-14-2010 11:51 PM by degoose | 17 comments »

I just go my new toy yesterday… the Woodpecker Unilift router lift… from Graeme down at Professional Woodwork Supplies in Melbourne… Posted Friday… delivered Tuesday… good service from Australia Post…i will be attaching my Makita 3612 since I really don’t need a variable speed router for the table.. Included in the package were some Whiteside routerbits that Graeme recommended I use with the LS 17 Positioner router fence I got last week at Carb-a-t...

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Creating Picture Frame Moulding

12-07-2010 09:21 PM by Bob Simmons | 12 comments »

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” Aristotle…Greek Philosopher (384 BC – 322 BC) Many of us are surrounded with pictures that we cherish. We may have pictures of family and friends throughout the years. Then again we may have photographs of special occasions such as births, weddings, or graduations. Simply put we have pictures and art work that are everyday reminders of many pleasant thoughts and memor...

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