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Project by waldo posted 03-15-2011 03:30 AM 1682 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, this took a solid weekend to complete, but I’m finally done with it and I’m glad. I would have done a few things a little differently, but it turned out ok and it’s functional. At least I can take everything off when I build a new one.

-- One miscut away from firewood...





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mrg

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#1 posted 03-15-2011 04:04 AM

Nice router table. This is one of my next to do projects.

-- mrg

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cabs4less

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#2 posted 03-15-2011 05:20 AM

did you build the fence or buy i like the idea of light wieght and sturdy fences and yours looks like it fits the bill

-- As Best I Can

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steliart

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#3 posted 03-15-2011 09:46 AM

very nice looking RT

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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waldo

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#4 posted 03-15-2011 02:23 PM

Thanks everyone, Cabs, I bought the fence from PeachTreeUSA, (www.ptree.com). I laminated some MDF to go on the front, you use t-track on the back side of the MDF and 1/4 in. bolts through the back and that’s it. The core was around $25 I think, but I don’t think it will every go bad, that’s the reason I went with that, all you have to do is replace the MDF fronts. Hope this help.

-- One miscut away from firewood...

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shopmania

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#5 posted 03-15-2011 06:09 PM

Sweet!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 03-15-2011 06:34 PM

Great job on the router table. Do you have in idea or plan to make the opening smaller on the fence when using smaller bits? I have sliding fences to adjust for the fiffernet bits I use.

Great work on this I couldn’t live w/o mine.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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waldo

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#7 posted 03-15-2011 07:06 PM

Hey Ken, yes, if you see where the holes are on the fence, I am going to run 1/4 in. bolts through there into a t track that I’ve installed in an mdf fence so that it will slide along that fence core that you see. I should have all that finished tonight as well as the dust collection fitting, I will post the pictures.

-- One miscut away from firewood...

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Robw

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#8 posted 03-15-2011 08:09 PM

Waldo, nice router table. I like the switch where did you get it?

Rob

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waldo

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#9 posted 03-15-2011 08:13 PM

Rob, thanks a bunch. It’s a Shop Fox switch, I ordered it from Full House Company. The back of it had some ears that I had to grind off for it to seat flush, but was fairly simple. It works as it should, no complaints, I wanted one that would be flush and easy to install.

Justin

-- One miscut away from firewood...

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Robw

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#10 posted 03-15-2011 08:47 PM

Thanks Justin it looks like a real easy off on. Some of the push button switches are quite stiff and difficult to operate. One of my first projects when I get my big shop will be to build a cool router table. I now have a Bench Dog on wheeled tray that slides under my bench.

Rob

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waldo

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#11 posted 03-15-2011 08:51 PM

No Prob Rob, it really worked out well for me. This was the first router table/cabinet I every built and I’m happy so far. I used to have a little bosch, then I added one in my tablesaw, sold my tablesaw that I had and now I did the table/cabinet deal and although it nickeled and dimed me I think it was worth it.

-- One miscut away from firewood...

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