Portable router table.

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Project by Jerry posted 02-12-2012 10:36 PM 4554 views 11 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the process of redoing my router table I wanted to do a practice insert cutout, well it turned out really well so I decided to figure a way to use it use it despite it was only 1/2” MDF. I came up with the idea of reinforcing it with full 1”X1 1/2” oak it turned out so well I went ahead and made a fence and vacuum port for it. I had this DeWALT 618 fixed base so dedicated it for this table. I used it in conjunction with my main table on the trim for the breakfast bar.

The last two pic are of my main router table.

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#1 posted 02-13-2012 12:08 AM

nice looking router table.

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#2 posted 02-13-2012 12:12 AM

Crisp and clean : )

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#3 posted 02-13-2012 01:53 AM

Looks good. Is it mounted to the bench by the vise?

One can never have too many router tables or routers, clamps, jigs, saws, chisels, planes…....

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#4 posted 02-13-2012 02:55 AM

Where did you get the other pieces for the table? Like the channels the fence rides in and the fixed base for the router?



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#5 posted 02-13-2012 04:17 AM

Most came from Rockler the baseplate is from my other router table, I bought a Rousseau baseplate for that one and used the old one on my portable table. The table is screwed to the bench top using 3 2 1/2” screws through a 1 3/8” thick x 2 1/2” deep x 8” wide oak block at the rear of the table. The fence is compleatly home grown less the hardware, I will be going over that in a blog shortly.

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#6 posted 02-13-2012 02:21 PM

This is REALLY a great idea! Thanks for posting!

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