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Project by chuck23 posted 01-26-2015 04:28 AM 2198 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the past couple months I have been telling myself that i’m going to build a router table. I finally got around to it and I couldn’t ask for better results. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on it so one thing I did was make a router plate out of 1/2 MDF instead of buy a $60 router plate. This project was fun to build and will have a huge roll in my everyday woodworking.





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DonB

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#1 posted 01-26-2015 11:11 AM

Nice build. Looks like it will serve you well. Its way to clean – get to work. The plate looks like a good fit.
I’d keep an eye on the thickness where the DeWALT mounts, over time it may weaken. Otherwise I like it.

-- DonB

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Robsshop

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#2 posted 01-26-2015 12:13 PM

Very nice looking RT build, definitely a good base to work with. Like Don mentioned , I would keep an eye out on the mdf plate. You could add some aluminum angle runners screwed to the underside of the plate to stiffen it up. But at the very least remove the rrouter/plate assembly when not in use and install a blank plate to create a secondary work station. Just thinking out loud, once again nice, nice job on a workshop must have!...........Rob

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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jeff robinson

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#3 posted 01-26-2015 02:01 PM

On the router plate I would recommend laminate the top and bottom with formica I think that it would help with. I have a question what is the thing in the bottom of the cabinet.

-- jeff robinson, panama city, fl

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Grumpymike

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#4 posted 01-26-2015 06:31 PM

What a great router table. Looks like it will serve you for many years to come.
It appears to be an adaptation of Norms design, or influence.
I hope that you like and use yours as much as I do mine.
I’ll bet’cha that you pony up for that $60 router plate in the future … I did and never looked back.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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chuck23

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#5 posted 01-26-2015 10:21 PM

Thanks for all the comments and i will look into doing some of those, and the thing on the bottom is a weight holding it down, it’s about 25 pounds.

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Tim_456

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#6 posted 01-27-2015 01:46 AM

nice table, looks awesome…and that router looks fantastic..i remember it well! :D Good job!

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