HomeMade router table/storage

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Project by VenskeArtz posted 02-20-2012 09:00 PM 6150 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just bought a brand new Ridgid router (the one with a fixed and a plunge base) so I wanted to build a table instead of spending a few hundred bucks on a store bought one and I grew out of my little Ryobi router/table combo.So I spent most of the weekend making the base for this table I’ve been working on for about a week or so. The base is just spare wood pieces I wanted to use up so it’s not too special but it does the trick. The table top was made by sandwiching mdf and birch ply together and framing the edges with thin strips of walnut. The fence was made using birch ply and oak. I took the on/off switch off my little Ryobi table and it seems to work great. It’s been a fun project.

-- New to ww, build frames for my paintings,

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#1 posted 02-20-2012 09:25 PM

Nice table & fence! I’ll bet it IS much better than what you had.

I’m going to be building a table in the not too distant future. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 02-20-2012 09:44 PM

That came out great, I hope you get many years of use from it. When you build mine I will send you the address to deliver it to LOL

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 02-20-2012 10:07 PM

This in my book is the only way to fly a shop built router table can be made to fit your type of work and your shop.
This is a good one ,nice work.

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#4 posted 02-20-2012 10:55 PM

Haha, I’ll have it shipped asap. Thanks for the comments all.

-- New to ww, build frames for my paintings,

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#5 posted 02-21-2012 12:51 AM

Great job on your router table! Looks sharp !

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 02-21-2012 01:40 AM

Nice Job on the router Table. Kindve looks like mine. Instead of an on off switch I use a surge protector with its on off switch. I plug my shop vac, and router into it and am able to turn them on/off at same time


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