Scrappy Router Table

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Project by Simon2822 posted 01-18-2012 01:12 PM 2230 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been thinking about a router table for a while but as there is only so much you can pass off as “consumables” I made my own out of scrap bits of 2×2 and 6mm ply. The featherboard is pine as I had no hardwood scraps big enough and the fence is an offcut of laminated chipboard. The fence has a fixed pivot point at one end and clamps in required position at the other. The table can be placed between any two supports such as a saw horse. The middle section is removeable so the bit height can be adjusted due to the limitations of my router.

-- If it's not right, it's wrong

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#1 posted 01-18-2012 01:26 PM

Well done… does ‘t need to be all fancy

I made one with the same princable here...

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#2 posted 01-18-2012 02:04 PM

Great way to improvise and save more money! I like it. My first router table was a second hand Craftsman table that was about 12” by 24” and made of pot metal. Sad to say, my current router table top was purchased. I built the stand and cabinet.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#3 posted 01-18-2012 03:48 PM

Way to go! It would be great to have a shop like Norm Abrams, but I have often been impressed to see the simple shops of those who did a lot of fine woodwork – and had a lot of fun in the process.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 01-18-2012 05:58 PM

Looks like a winner,good router set up.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-19-2012 12:17 AM

Nothing beats the ingenuity of a woodworker! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#6 posted 01-19-2012 01:54 AM

looks good to me… what matters is it works.

-- Bob, Michigan

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#7 posted 01-19-2012 04:18 AM

Are you passing your work from left to right?

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#8 posted 01-19-2012 11:18 AM

Yes, the work is passed left to right

-- If it's not right, it's wrong

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#9 posted 01-19-2012 12:28 PM

It looks like a neat router table. Welcome to Lumberjocks.


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