Recycled Router Table

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Project by sonnyr posted 11-16-2015 03:07 PM 1387 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Router Table is a combination of free materials. The metal base (stainless steel/ aluminum) is from a neighbors Army Surplus Store purchase, it was used to wash/sterilize dishes. The top was from an office cubicle demo. The plywood sides are from a Craigslist “Free Entertainment Center” ad, it is 3/4 inch oak plywood. The dust collection is from my original router setup. It ain’t pretty but with the Incra Positioner it works great. The last picture is my old combination table saw/router setup.

-- I may be slow, but I'm easy to stop!!!

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#1 posted 11-16-2015 03:13 PM

That’s a heck of a build there!!! it looks better than most store sold router table kits. I always say the best things inlife are free, AND purpose built!
Great job, thanks for sharing!!!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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#2 posted 11-16-2015 03:18 PM

Sonny, his will be a nice addition to your shop. Congratulations.

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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#3 posted 11-16-2015 03:36 PM

Thank you for your comments, I love the Incra systems. The router/saw combo was great, but when you zero out the router for a project, then you cannot cut anything on the table saw until that project is finished. That made you really plan out your projects. Separating the router and saw into individual tools, makes life so much simpler.

-- I may be slow, but I'm easy to stop!!!

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Bob Kassmeyer

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#4 posted 11-17-2015 12:15 AM

Looks like it will work. I have always said that cheap or free is right for me. I have a Incra positioner also, love it. Kind of hard to remember how do do some of the joints though as I don’t often enough to remember.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#5 posted 11-21-2015 07:19 AM

You got my attention calling it Redneck, but there’s nothing truly Redneck about it. It’s a great build of a router table.

Now if you didn’t have the Incra fence and said you did incremental fence positioning by lining up pennies on their edge, THAT would be Redneck.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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