Some screws, some nails, some plywood. Presto Router Table

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Project by Kaleb the Swede posted 86 days ago 1379 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had my old skil router just sitting around after I upgraded to my 3 HP hitachi mv12v2. I am primarily a hand held router kind of guy, but I figured a router not doing anything could find a use in a table.

The plans were from a recent wood magazine. It consists of a sheet of baltic birch, some screws, and glue.

There are some great router tables out there, this one is not one of them, just one that does what it’s supposed to. It was a fun weekend project that could get some use.

Thanks for looking,

The Swede

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#1 posted 86 days ago

Nice table top router table. looks flat and that’s all that’ll use the router a lot more now. and you’ll be able to do stuff that couldn’t be done before.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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#2 posted 86 days ago

simple and effective, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 86 days ago

That is great way to put that spare router to use. You’ll find a router table is very handy!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Kaleb the Swede

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#4 posted 86 days ago

Thanks guys. Means a lot

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#5 posted 86 days ago

Great job. Simple is best. :-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#6 posted 86 days ago

Cool. I built a stand alone table, but I could totally get by with a benchtop. They come in pretty handy.

-- Red -- "There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man, who never knew his life was his for making." Ray LaMontagne

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#7 posted 86 days ago

I built one of those when I was in Connecticut, just after the issue came out. It’s quite useful.

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#8 posted 86 days ago

Great job. I like those drawers too.
Thanks for sharing.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#9 posted 86 days ago

big fan of the drawers… haven’t seen them quite like that before

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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Kaleb the Swede

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#10 posted 86 days ago

It’s just half a hole saw. I think I used a two inch one.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#11 posted 86 days ago

This will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 86 days ago

A nice looking table. I have a spare router and unused baltic plywood so your post is well timed! What magazine was the article/plan in?

-- Bruce -- Canada

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Kaleb the Swede

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#13 posted 86 days ago

It came from this issue. i dont know if it had a month. it was within the last 2 months that i know. If you need it I toreit out and can mail it to you. pm me if you do

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#14 posted 86 days ago

Cool looking table. I bought a new router and it won’t fit my Sears router table :) So, I may have to give this a try.


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