Large Router Table

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Project by RouterManiac posted 11-01-2009 01:27 AM 4656 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a table I built in 2005. It has a very stable “L” design leg system. The stand it sits on can be used for just about anything and you can add a shelf on the bottom of it. I had some left over stainless steel laminate that I used on the bit holders, it was really nice touch. I used red oak to wrap the 1 1/2” top and beveled the edge.
I used a universal dust port on this model which has a fixed fence. Everyone seems to think you have to have a split fence but I have found the fixed works fine for me. I generally use profile bearing bits so the fence is really for dust collection.

-- Ken, Florida,

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#1 posted 11-01-2009 01:33 AM

Nice router table Ken that should last you for years to come.

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#2 posted 11-01-2009 03:33 AM

I believe the only time you actually need a split fence is if you’re using it as a jointer and even then , you could just add some laminate to the outfeed side and accomplish the same thing with a solid fence like yours.

Looks like a nice table with plenty of room up front : ) What brand of router are you going to put into it ? I’ve had a Porter-Cable hanging upside down for over 12 years in my table : ) I took the springs out of my plunge base and it’s been great…No Problems : )

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#3 posted 11-01-2009 03:41 AM

Great looking table. You did a great job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 11-01-2009 04:36 PM

I started a router table years ago and sadly, I have never completed it. Your project just inspired me to get back to work!


-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#5 posted 11-01-2009 04:39 PM

If you saw my router table you’ld be doing the Happy Dance

Nice table

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#6 posted 11-01-2009 09:50 PM

Nice looking router table!

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#7 posted 11-02-2009 08:06 AM

I use a solid fence on my router table too. If I’m using it as a Jointer I put a few layers of duct tape on the outfeed side and cover it with clear packing tape to make it slippery. It’s cheap and takes about a minute to put on. You can vary the depth of the cut by varying the number of layers of duct tape you use. I love how well dust collection works on router tables, it’s the only tool I have where my dust collector captures 100% of the dust. The vacuum action also helps hold pieces tight against the fence.

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#8 posted 03-10-2012 03:39 PM

looks great, how did you end up attaching the top to the legs?

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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