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Project by SuperCubber posted 10-29-2014 07:48 PM 4463 views 25 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this inexpensive, bench-top router table, based on plans from Wood Magazine. The only changes are the router plate, dust collection port, switch, and homemade knobs.

You can see the slots in the fence, as I’m planning to add a split, sliding fence to the front. I’m also putting a cover on the power switch. I accidentally bought the wrong one, so I need to swap that out.

The plate is made out of a plastic cutting board. So far, it is working out well. When the table is not in use, I put some blocks under the router so the weight is off the plate. Not sure if it’s necessary, but I don’t want to find out! :)

Joe

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine





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Kelly

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#1 posted 10-29-2014 08:24 PM

Now thats a good looking router table, I really like the fence. Do you have a link to the plans that you built it from?

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#2 posted 10-29-2014 10:07 PM

Here is the link: http://www.woodstore.net/flberota.html

Side note: I ended up fastening the top down, because the flip top doesn’t work very well with the router plate.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#3 posted 10-30-2014 03:44 AM

Very nice.

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#4 posted 10-30-2014 10:10 AM

Nice looking bit of gear, Joe.

-- John1410

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#5 posted 10-30-2014 01:22 PM

Now that is a router table…. Maybe make a plywood insert so when your done you can switch plates and keep other sawdust from getting insde and keep your other insert in good condition,,,,,

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#6 posted 10-30-2014 02:23 PM

Thanks for the comments! Gshepherd, I’ll keep that idea in mind. Thanks!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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