|Project by Tinnocker||posted 03-09-2010 11:28 AM||8258 views||16 times favorited||14 comments|
I have wanted to build a router table for the longest time. I actually made a small one out of scrap that fit over the rails of my table saw but it didn’t work very well and was a pain to set up. I use Freecycle as a source of raw material and got this 2 door chest? It has a wonderfully smooth Formica surface and so I decided to turn it into a router table. The fence, miter gauge and rails are made of maple from a dresser top I salvaged. The long “Vise Grips used to secure the fence are from the welding days in my youth. The router insert is birch plywood sacrificed from one of the drawers of the dresser with a piece of Formica I Laminated to the top. So far it does the job! There is lots of storage underneath and I plan to put locking casters underneath it soon.
-- Ted, Browns Mills, NJ http://www.twhgrafx.com/blog/ Darn! I cut it 3 times and it's still too short! I get ideas for things that I can make to make things easier for me to make!