very fast to build and very cheap router table

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Project by Rotceh posted 1796 days ago 3245 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This summer I had to do a job for my father and I need a router table , but I could not bring my table.I decide to build it with a pallet, an old kitchen door and a old 4 mm piece of steel . The result was very satisfactory and very cheap, and very fast to build.I have got a router table that I will post but I’m still adding ideas.

-- Work is my road to knowledge,Curiosity is my fellow traveler. El trabajo es mi camino al conocimiento, la curiosidad es mi compañero de viaje. Héctor

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#1 posted 1796 days ago

Nice! Thanks for posting this! I’ve been giving thought to a “fast and dirty” router table set-up…I don’t have the space to devote to a whole table job…This would suit my needs perfectly!
I’m thinking maybe even a fold-down version when the router is unattached…?
Thanks again, Hector!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 1796 days ago

bien suave , primo !

y muy bien hecho .

saludos .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 1796 days ago

Now I know what to use the old pallet for… Super custom work!

-- "The worst day fishing is better than the best day working!"

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#4 posted 1796 days ago

good job

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1796 days ago

Nice router table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 1796 days ago

In cooking, there are people who can follow a recipe, but nothing more, and then there are people who can look at a refrigerator and a cupboard, and figure out what to make … from some gift they’ve developed in their mind.

Right now, I’m at the stage—in woodworking—where I’m learning to follow a recipe, and am just totally impressed by people who can truly “create” without using instructions!

En la cocina, hay gente que puede seguir una receta, pero nada más, y luego hay gente que puede mirar una nevera y un armario, y averiguar qué hacer … de algún regalo que han desarrollado en su mente.

Ahora mismo, estoy en la etapa – en madera -, donde estoy aprendiendo a seguir una receta, y sólo soy totalmente impresionado por la gente que realmente puede “crear” sin utilizar las instrucciones!

-- -- Neil

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#7 posted 1795 days ago

Dans la cuisine, il y a des personnes qui peuvent suivre une recette, rien de plus, et il y a des personnes qui peuvent regarder dans le réfrigérateur et le garde-manger, et imaginer ce qui peut être fait… simplement en développant le menu qu’ils ont crée dans leur esprit.

Dans le travail du bois, il est très impressionnant de voir comment certaines personnes peuvent vraiment “créer” sans utiliser d’instructions.

Felicitación !



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#8 posted 1792 days ago

Great, I was planning something similar as my primary router table. All I have right now is a cheap plastic table. Like Mike I am thinking fold down.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#9 posted 1789 days ago

What a great idea.thank you.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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