New Portable Router Table

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Project by TrBlu posted 06-01-2011 01:30 PM 8435 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

One of my least favorite things to do with a router is change the collet.

I keep a 1/2” collet in my regular router table (picture #3).

I recently purchase a decorative joint making jig, that requires a 1/4” collet in the table. Since I don’t want to be changing collets everyday, I decided to look for another solution.

I had a shop cart, I previously made using the cart from an old grill. It is amazingly sturdy and nicely portable. I removed the small plywood top and added a table top. The top was given to me by the owner of a fast food restaurant when he renovated his dining rooms. The only purchased part in this project is the stock router plate.

I now have a mounted 1/4” router in the table, ready to use. The table height is 3/4” below my table saw, so it can double as an off-feed table. Wheels allow me to tip it and move it anywhere in the shop.

Thanks for looking.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#1 posted 06-01-2011 02:46 PM

very nice. Thanks for sharing

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