LumberJocks

Router Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by thiel posted 12-06-2010 05:40 AM 2151 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Router Table
Router Table No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

Widened my saw, so I needed a new router table. This one is an inch and a half of MDF, laminated together and then with formica. I was working without a plan (and mostly with scrap) so it’s not as pretty underneath as I’d wanted it, but it will definitely do the job.

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency





8 comments so far

View dbhost's profile

dbhost

5387 posts in 1986 days


#1 posted 12-06-2010 05:50 AM

Do you have any trouble with the miter slot being too far away from the center of the router plate? I did a similar project last year and am just now getting around to moving the miter track toward the router plate (I still need to fill where the original miter track location was…)

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

View thiel's profile

thiel

359 posts in 2046 days


#2 posted 12-06-2010 06:02 AM

Don’t know. Haven’t tried it yet (actually installed it today) ....BUT I was actually concerned about the opposite. After I embarked on this project, I saw an article (maybe in FWW Tools and Shops?) about building a router table “the right way” and I think they recommended 9 inches from bit to slot. This is less than that… about 7 I think.

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

View Jim Reeves's profile

Jim Reeves

202 posts in 1778 days


#3 posted 12-06-2010 06:12 PM

Thiel, not sure on that my table l jusst bought is exactly 7 inches from bit to center of miter track, and my bench top mastercraft router table is only 4 1/2 inches from bit to center of miter slot, so you may be fine.
Lets hope hey

-- jim

View thiel's profile

thiel

359 posts in 2046 days


#4 posted 12-13-2010 06:33 AM

I’ve used it now. The miter slot seems the right distance from center… only thing is that I didn’t realize my gauge would hit the fence rails when I used it. I’ll have to grind and file those out. Other than that, works great.

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

View bigike's profile

bigike

4035 posts in 2043 days


#5 posted 01-14-2011 03:42 AM

nice job

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

View TheHarr's profile

TheHarr

103 posts in 2293 days


#6 posted 02-06-2011 06:56 PM

Great minds think alike. My router table uses the PC890, which functions very well, however, the router moves slightly when I lock the height. I decided to go with the Jessem Router lift II. I’ll have a project blog ready by early summer.

-- The wood is good.

View thiel's profile

thiel

359 posts in 2046 days


#7 posted 02-06-2011 07:15 PM

How did you get into my shop to take that picture?

Nice job!

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

View Dusty56's profile

Dusty56

11688 posts in 2442 days


#8 posted 03-10-2011 05:54 PM

Great job on the table , my friend : )
Regarding the placement of the miter slot :
I think it is only determined by the size of your miter gauge head or anything that you might want to slide in the slot. That’s how I set mine up , by using the miter gauge with a sacificial fence attached to it. Worked for me for the past 12 years so far : )
Have a great day !
Len

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase