router table fence

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Project by vinceuk posted 07-27-2011 12:43 AM 1740 views 8 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another workshop project, this time a router table fence. Again lots of research on the web to gather ideas and again recycled MDF, this one worked out a lot better. the fence itself is screwed to the back support to allow for shimming to get it square to the table if needed.The front faces slide in and out for the bit size and to allow me to fit zero clearance block. also i can place a shim behind the out feed side for rudimentary jointing.

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#1 posted 07-27-2011 02:47 AM

That’s beautiful man! You did a great job. I’d love to see some photos of it in use. I see you have blocks in the 3rd photo and that you have placed one of those blocks in position (photo 4.) What are the blocks used for?

I actually began to make a very simply router table a couple of weeks ago. Having never used a router, I practiced with several pieces of wood. Once I got comfortable, I brought out the “good” wood – the wood to be used on the current project. Would you believe the router died after the 2nd pass! To its’ credit it was at least 35 – 40 years old. It was an old Stanley from my dad.

-- Harold

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#2 posted 07-27-2011 03:10 AM

Hi the Idea of the blocks is for a sacrificial zero clearance, I can’t remember who I’ve cope it off but you put the block in and burry the bit into it and it takes on the reverse profile so as to reduce tare out, hence the pile of them.
I to am quite new to routing but am getting the hang of it, it’s just such an awesome and adaptable tool. I’m working on some book cases at the moment and will post them when finished. there having fluted colums and a broken arch top,so lots of routing.

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