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Blog entry by mxrdrver posted 665 days ago 2421 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished up this router table the other day, and thought I would post a couple pics so others could see. The stand is from an old Ridgid table saw stand. I just cut the legs down with my angle grinder. The top is made from 2 pieces of 1/2” MDF topped with plastic laminate. It measures 20”x30”x1” thick. I took special care when I routed out the insert top. I wanted it to look like professional. I epoxied 5/16 nylock nuts all round for the leveling bolts to set in. The router plate, miter slot, and 3.5hp Porter Cable router I picked up on Craigslist a couple years ago. I just recently bought the Rockler fence and featherboards on sale. I like to keep things portable, otherwise I would of built a full size table.



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cutmantom

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#1 posted 664 days ago

great job on your router table

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#2 posted 664 days ago

Very nicely done. Ingenious use of the old tool stand. Bet that it’s rock solid. I like it!

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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