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Project by Diggerjacks posted 1367 days ago 2832 views 9 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello

I ‘ve finished my semi router table

This week I ve made a protection for my finger up the bits and two stop blocks

I will make a hole on the dust collector to collect to my
cleaner
I have assembled the base, the table, the router and the fence together

I’ve buyed the table and the yellow pressure all other is DIY ( Oh no DIM : Do IT Myself !!!)

My router have a new birth with this project

Thanks for looking the pictures

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit





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NBeener

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#1 posted 1367 days ago

Looks great ! Should be a pleasure to use.

What material did you use to make your top ?

-- -- Neil

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Diggerjacks

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#2 posted 1367 days ago

Hello NBeener

For the top I use MDF
The table is in MDF
The base is in pine

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1367 days ago

I really like the idea of the clear guard over the bit.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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NBeener

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#4 posted 1367 days ago

Charlie wrote:

”I really like the idea of the clear guard over the bit.”

Me, too.

In fact, my Kreg PRS2000 Router Table came WITH a guard like this, but it is in Kreg’s shade of blue.

Particularly with my weak vision, it really isn’t see-through for me. I just looked at their website. The images of the new PRS2000 show a clear guard. Time for me to order one.

It’s great to have the bit covered like that, but … to me … seems more dangerous, if you can’t see the bit than if you didn’t have the cover there at all.

Good call on the MDF, too. Much as most of us don’t enjoy the mess it can make, it’s hard to beat it, for stability.

Very nicely done.

-- -- Neil

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JPWHIT

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#5 posted 1367 days ago

i will have to BORROW your design LOL very good beats mine hands down.

-- Measure once, then twice and cut only after you made sure your good. John Paul

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Knothead62

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#6 posted 1367 days ago

Very nice! I like the way you finished the edges of the wood. It gives it a more custom look. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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Cozmo35

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#7 posted 1367 days ago

Nice table! What was the total cost and how long did it take to build?

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Roger

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#8 posted 1367 days ago

Real nice table Digger. You’ll really like it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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johnzo

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#9 posted 1367 days ago

Nice router table! Looks like it will last til the end of time. Not like some of the flimsy stuff you see in tool stores. I love to see shop built tools like this. Nice job!
John Z

-- 70 is the new 50!

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Paul2274

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#10 posted 1367 days ago

Nice table. I really like the design and the clear guard is a great idea…

Favorite File for this one.

Paul

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SafferinOz

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#11 posted 1367 days ago

Awesome Table!! Well done Digger.

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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SawTooth1953

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#12 posted 1367 days ago

Looks very nice. I’d like to know why you refer to it as a “semi router table”. It appears to be complete.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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Diggerjacks

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#13 posted 1367 days ago

Hello
To all thanks for the comments
To Cozmo35 : I spent 2 days to make the fence and 2 days to make the base
For the base 2 pieces of wood ( Pine) : 2.50m x 0.25 m
For the fence : 1 piece of MDF : 0.80 m x 0.60 m
The total cost : The table 100 euros The pine base : 15 euros The fence in MDF : 15 euros The electric system 20 euros The 4 yellows pressures : 30 euros ====> 180 euros
A lot of pleasure : 0000000 Euros

I use my router, my table saw, my drill, my scroll saw ( for cutting the fence and the plexiglas) and a disc sander

For the history I buy the table, after I make the base, after I buy a piece of MDF and I draw the pattern only in my head and I cut the MDF anf you can see the result

Thanks to all

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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jmack77

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#14 posted 1367 days ago

I like it! I’ve been wanting to make a router table, but have no idea where I would put it. This looks like it would save a lot of space.

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NBeener

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#15 posted 1367 days ago

One other thought … since I didn’t read about plans to enclose your (beautiful) base….

I used 1/8” hardboard to “enclose” the base of my router table:

Not only did it keep the dust from flying … it also allowed me to put a 4” dust port out back, AND add a “Wye” to join the 2-1/2” upper (fence) dust port and the lower port into a single 4”, for my DC.

It ain’t pretty … but it works ;-)

-- -- Neil

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