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I checked it and the top is quite level. It just appears strange in the photo. The bottom of the fence is not a straight edge.
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#1 posted 08-18-2011 02:06 AM
The bag of salt is a fine touch!
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#2 posted 08-18-2011 02:42 AM
nice! mine is just about the same in terms of simplicity :-)
in the 1st photo it’s hard to tell – but just make sure that the table top is flat, as that will cause problems if it’s not.
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#3 posted 08-18-2011 02:46 AM
Hey Chris, I’m not sure if it’s the photo’s or what but it looks like it’s sagging in the middle. You might want to add some bracing for the top and don’t leave your router in the table when not in use. All in all, not a bad job. I built one just like this a few years ago.
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#4 posted 08-18-2011 03:10 AM
-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!
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#5 posted 08-18-2011 03:42 AM
Great idea for a router table.
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#6 posted 08-18-2011 03:50 AM
hmmm….what just happened!? All i see is Eeyore getting rained on…. you shouldnt have removed your project because of a few criticizing comments. I’m sure they meant no offense. You should see one of my first projects (cheap router table – probably less safe than yours)
anyways – good luck to ya!
-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!
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#7 posted 08-18-2011 03:56 AM
^DON’T KNOW. I saw it, though, and it was cool.
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog
#8 posted 08-18-2011 04:04 AM
Dakremer and Al. Thanks you two.
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#9 posted 08-18-2011 04:14 AM
Good work. You should be very proud of this project-it will be a wonderful tool for your shop. I had a little cheap table I used for a few years, thinking I would upgrade to one of the really nice, pricey models, but then I got the courage you have and built my own. Its not much to look at but it does the job-I use it every few days. I’m right proud of it. (My wife has often described me as the Eeyore of the family, but woodworking has given me more of a Christopher Robin outlook.)
-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16
#10 posted 08-18-2011 04:16 AM
yeah – people are just checking to keep everyone safe. not to mention if it is bowed it’ll cause you no end in grief trying to get it to give you good cuts (how do you think i know ;-)) glad to know it’s flat, it can’t hurt to check periodically, since everything goes out of alignment at some point.
#11 posted 08-18-2011 04:18 AM
Bently recommended a cleat and I concur, simply to KEEP it flat over time. It’s a nice table, as good as the ones at the bigbox stores or better. Nice job.
#12 posted 08-18-2011 04:19 AM
Thanks Rick. I didn’t really know what I was doing except the idea and it was doing picture frame rabetes just fine today! :) Kind of nice to have one I built instead of just buying. Even if it had been a complete flop the experience was worth it. Congrats on getting yours built too!
I’ve gotten the Eyore comparison before also too, even claimed it myself at times. Trying to get that sunny outlook though. Some peace at least while I’m in my shed/shop. Thanks again!
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#13 posted 08-18-2011 04:20 AM
After the miters I built today this is a fine router table. I’d attempt it myself tomorrow but I doubt mine would be as straight. I support the eeyore outlook tonight.Buck up Chris, if it puts an edge on a board then you accomplished the goal. You’ll want a nicer one the minute you you get all the needed jigs set up for this one
-- The basis for optimism is shear terror
#14 posted 08-18-2011 04:21 AM
Thanks again Aaron and Al. Yep, gonna do that and will check periodically for flatness also. At least I learned some things NOT to do. haha
#15 posted 08-18-2011 04:24 AM
”You’ll want a nicer one the minute you you get all the needed jigs set up for this one” Haha I can believe that! Already thinking of what I could have done differently but at least for now it’s working and was cheap.
Thanks getlostinwood. Yep, it’s an Eyore kind of day, another year older today and general low self esteem at times.
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