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Project by bern92 posted 04-02-2009 02:42 AM 3527 views 14 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year i built this router table but i didn’t have time to finish the fence, now i don’t have much time but i gonna find some because i got all everything i nedd to do it and i need to use the table. Then i should put some finish on it…...any idea??

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#1 posted 04-02-2009 02:46 AM

Nice router table.

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Tom Goodman

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#2 posted 04-02-2009 02:55 AM

This looks great! Nice job. I like the pin blocking the start button. Did that come like that?
I’m afraid I cant help you with the finish. Finishes is something that I’m not up to date on. But am sure you’ll get get plenty of advice here on LB.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#3 posted 04-02-2009 03:06 AM

Yes Tom Goodman, the start button come with the seafty pin, i use that setup all the time it cost about 30$ for the switch.

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#4 posted 04-02-2009 03:08 AM

nice looking router table!

as far as finish, you should just go ahead with several coats of (wipe-on) poly until the surface is hard and smooth – first 2 layers, just wipe/brush on, and let dry, after the 2 layers are dry, add some light sanding (400grit) between layers to smooth out imperfections until it’s nice and smooth – and abrasion resistant (as much as possible). easy and effective!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 04-02-2009 03:32 AM

Great looking table! Did you do the different knobs for a reason? When my kids were small I’d paint drawers in my shop different colors so that when I had to send them in to get something I could give them easy to follow instructions. As far as finish, in light of my prior sentence, I would not recommend rustoleum on a piece that’s this nice.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#6 posted 04-02-2009 06:19 AM

The top and overall construction looks rock solid, it should pass the “dime test”.
Great work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 04-02-2009 12:29 PM

looks great…goos job very nice table…good luck with finding some time to finish it

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#8 posted 04-02-2009 01:41 PM

Nice Cabinet. I like the way you did your power switch. I’m still working on my cabinet also. I have a Grizzly power switch but I says it for a 1/2 hp and I have a Triton 2 1/4 HP. I’m going to give it a try anyway, just hope I don’t burn it up. May I ask you about your power switch and where you bought it?
Thanks for sharing. Great Job!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 04-02-2009 02:35 PM

I like the fact that you did it “your” way….. not just a carbon copy of the standard router table.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 04-02-2009 03:06 PM

Good Job. Should serve you well for a long time to come.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#11 posted 04-02-2009 03:19 PM

Thanks for all the great comment.Woodshaver: the power switch come from a tool store in Quebec city Canada i think it was 30$ and it good for bot 120v and 220v. I’ve use it on 3 HP motor with out any problem…

Bureaucrat: the knobs was some left over that i had so why buying new one….

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#12 posted 04-06-2009 10:14 PM

Wow! That is really nice work, I’m going to build one myself, I can only hope it turns out as nice as yours.

Thank you for sharing.

-- David

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