|Project by firefighterontheside||posted 02-15-2015 06:42 PM||2463 views||2 times favorited||19 comments|
I didn’t plan it this way, but this is my red, white and blue router table top. I started off with my old Rockler top that was handed down to me by my father in law. He had a woodpecker lift in it I think so the hole for the plate was too big, so I had to fill it in with some wood. I’ve been using it for about 10 years and have worn through the laminate in numerous places, plus the T bolts had worn into the MDF underneath and sometimes didn’t want to stay while I tightened the fence. So I made a new table top using the old fence, miter slot and Rockler plate. It is two pieces of MDF glued and screwed together with an edge of red oak and then a piece of white laminate that was also a freebie. The only money I spent was for the red T tracks that the fence is now attached to. I like it better than the slotted holes that were thru the old top. These are two 12” tracks that cost $4 each from Amazon. The old bolts and knobs fit well with a bit of filing on the bolt heads. I included a picture of the old top. I think then new one is going to serve me much better and longer. Thanks for looking. Feel free to do the same.
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