Router table

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Project by FreddyS posted 04-18-2011 11:02 PM 4039 views 15 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi again:

And now my finished router table, I had to replace the previous one as the plywood table and the mdf fence were a little bit warped.

While I was at it, added a dust port and a micro adjusting screw, also you can see on the first photo the plastic I recycled (from the router plate package) to use it as shims on the left side of the fence when jointing board edges, works great

The table is 1/2” particle board with melamine + 3/4” plywood, frame is tzalam wood

T-tracks, knobs, brass screw and power switch from rocker, router plate from mlcswoodworking

The fence is made from 6 layers of 3/4” plywood 1-1/2” thick, no way this fence will warp!

The fence faces have a 1/4” x 1/4” rabbet in the back, on the side facing the bit, so I can add a zero clearance inserts when needed.

Thanks for looking!

-- Learning one thing at a time

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Kent Shepherd

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#1 posted 04-18-2011 11:21 PM

Great design on the router table . I really like the micro-adjustment on the fence.

Well done
Thanks for sharing


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#2 posted 04-19-2011 12:08 AM

Super nice.
Thats a wonderful table you have now.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 04-19-2011 01:27 AM

Very nice job on that router table!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 04-19-2011 04:02 AM

Well done! Looks great and should last forever!

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

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#5 posted 04-19-2011 04:18 AM

Nice table and I really like your micro adjuster!

-- Even if we don't know how, we can still try.

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#6 posted 04-19-2011 04:55 PM

Looks like a nice setup. I like the micro adjust.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 04-20-2011 05:06 PM

very cool table

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

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#8 posted 04-20-2011 10:16 PM

nice table :-)
I like the tuch of colour in the microadjuster

take care

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#9 posted 05-03-2011 07:01 AM

Does the micro adjust on the side like you have it cause the fence to twist from square or not slide freely? I’ve seen several like yours and I’ve always wondered about this. I need to build my own, and had considered a 3rd track near the center of the fence.


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#10 posted 05-04-2011 12:10 AM

Hi rodneyh, yes, adjusting the screw would cause the fence move from parallel from the table, so it can’t work together with a miter gauge.

And, the screw only works as stop so you can slide the fence freely for adjustments.

-- Learning one thing at a time

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#11 posted 06-13-2011 09:43 PM

Awesome table and additions !! : )

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

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#12 posted 12-13-2016 01:01 PM

This is a great looking router table. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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