Router Table

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Project by CrazyCraftsman posted 10-30-2011 02:42 AM 2715 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the latest addition to my shop. I’ve been needing a router table for quite awhile and I looked around for one that would fit in my table saw extension, but finally decided to make my own.

It’s made out of 3/4” baltic birch plywood faced with some 1/8” hardboard. The router table insert is a piece of 3/8 inch plexiglass. While not my first choice, it will do until I can get a store bought one. The fence connects to my table saw fence and is box-like in shape. On one side of the bit opening, there is a place to store my pushtick and the other side allows for dust collection. The faces of the fence are adjustable and are also faced with 1/8” hardboard. I’m using a Craftsman 1 1/2 hp fixed base router that I bought for $10 at a lawn sale.

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#1 posted 10-30-2011 02:44 AM

Hmm…don’t know why the pics are blurry. At least you can still them pretty good.

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#2 posted 10-30-2011 04:03 AM

Nice table and a good high fence! Take a look at router lift for your table. I bought a Woodpecker Quick Lift and I love it!. I made a few modification to make it work better for me, but I just love to do router jobs on it now….............Jim

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

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#3 posted 10-30-2011 04:05 AM

When I click “Zoom Pictures” all I get are thumbnail sized images. Just to let you know, if you uploaded small images, they will blur out when they are enlarged.

I like the project, but I would like to see the images more clearly.

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#4 posted 10-30-2011 04:29 AM

Fixed that little glitch, “Russ”! Thanks for the tip. And thanks for all your comments guys!

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#5 posted 10-30-2011 05:27 AM

Nice table! I made one recently myself but it is not nearly as sophisticated! Well done!

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#6 posted 10-30-2011 10:34 AM

Dosn’t need to be funcy, just true and functional, well done

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

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