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Project by kansas posted 01-16-2010 02:23 AM 2340 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing the prices they want for router tables I decided my woodworking wasn’t fancy enough for those retail models so I made this out of stuff I already had. I had everything I needed and was able to use some worm damaged ash and leftover pieces from other projects. I didn’t even bother with a miter slot since I have not seemed to need it much. I figure I can always add it later if needed. I’m pretty sure this is going to be a big improvement over the piece of MDF I was clamping to the workbench.





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 01-16-2010 02:30 AM

Nice looking router table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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ChesapeakeBob

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#2 posted 01-16-2010 02:43 AM

I sure like that fence!

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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gmerteng

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#3 posted 01-16-2010 02:51 AM

Looks nicer than a lot of the boughten ones and probably more functional, nice job.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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lotsaglue

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#4 posted 01-16-2010 02:58 AM

Sometimes we get so caught up in the gadgets that we forget how simply things can be done. Nice Job! Are you going to use C clamps to hold the fence in place or install hardware?

-- Karl

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Jeison

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#5 posted 01-16-2010 03:01 AM

good job, thats really all you need is a flat surface and a solid fence.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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Joe Watson

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#6 posted 01-16-2010 03:40 AM

thats fantastic, you can make some strips of wood with holes for the router bits and a hole on one end to hang on a peg hook.

-- Got Wood?

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#7 posted 01-16-2010 03:59 AM

Looks great! I like it! Ya, I now how you feel. Right now i clamp a piece of mdf to the end of my tablesaw.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#8 posted 01-16-2010 05:14 AM

These type of project are the best in my mind….I alway like to look at retail goodies and try to simplify them to something that is functional, practical, and can be constructed in the shop…..nice work!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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