|Project by vrice||posted 03-09-2011 04:15 AM||2346 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
This is my recently completed router table based on a design I discovered on FineWoodworking.com. I was interested in an open design and this fit the bill. The top consists of two layers of 3/4” MDF sandwiched between horizontal grade (thick) plastic laminate. The legs and table trim are ash.
I purchased a MLCS 9334 1/4-Inch Thick Aluminum Router Plate and a Triton TRA001 3-1/4-Horsepower Router. I chose this router specifically due to its above table height adjustment. It also has an excellent dust collection port. I was after a solid router table with effective above table height adjustment. This setup works perfectly without the added expense of a router lift. As you can see I also installed two T-tracks to accommodate a fence system. I purchased a fence from Rockler. Could have built one but decided to get this. This was quicker and I’m lazy. I also installed a miter slot for obvious reasons. Lastly I mounted heavy duty, double locking casters on the legs to make this thing mobile.
The only thing I want to modify is the fence. Its a bit short but its a snap to fab another one and mount to the Rockler backbone.
-- Vic Rice