|Project by TObenhuber||posted 02-13-2017 12:01 AM||1544 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
I’ve been needing a router table. I’ve been torn between buying and making one. I recently came across a lot of scraps from a friend’s move. Then the making juices started swirling.
As a lot of us probably do, I went to Youtube from some ideas. I looked a Jay Bates most Recent router video and though I really like it. I didn’t feel it needed to be that fancy. I don’t think I need it that much. I wanted simpler. So I kept looking and saw Wordsnwood (Art Mulder) on youtube's video about very basic router table. I don’t think it was his original idea either. Its just a board with a router attached. No fine adjustments needed and I can make it ASAP.
The build is pretty self explanatory from the pictures. It’s 1/2” ply with 3/4” scrap oak glued and screwed to the underside for added rigidity. There is a fixed base router base screwed to the bottom ready for the router motor. The dust collection is also a 1 5/8” hole drilled into a 2x material. A slight round over added then a hose adapter pounded in which fits my dust cyclone setup. Not in the picture, I added a small cut in the bottom of the fence to improve the collection. Some dust was collecting at the bottom. I’m sure this would have been done sooner or later to fit a round over or ogee bit considering I use those a lot.
It attaches using some clamps to the table and some more clamps for the fence if needed. This helps with the limited space I currently have.
Works really well for being close to zero dollars and about an hour of time. For someone who has put the router table project off about 2 years to long. I am looking forward to working with this jig for a while. Plus I can’t beat the price.
-- Travis, Virginia, www.facebook.com/CreativeWoodworksHybla