Router Table

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Project by medsker posted 02-26-2012 01:15 AM 2935 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been needing a router table for some time. My goal was to build one that was solid and safe. It does not have all the bells and whistles, but I was happy with how the table came out and am already getting some good use out of it. All the lumber came free from some old shelving that my church was throwing away. A plus for a weekend hobbyist like me.

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#1 posted 02-26-2012 01:42 AM

Looks good to me that should work for some time to come.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-26-2012 04:08 AM

Free is always good If it was’nt for free I would hardly ever get to build anything. Nice router table who needs bells and whistles…..............................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#3 posted 02-26-2012 04:13 AM

Nice router table! I’m in the process of building one too. I’m wondering if you can tell me the basic parts to the fence. I can understand the perpendicular channels to slide the fence away or closer to the bit, but what are the two horizontal channels for? Sorry if it’s something really stupid and I’m just not getting it by looking at the pics. Thanks for the visuals it’ll help me complete mine.

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Tim Christensen

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#4 posted 02-26-2012 11:58 AM

Nice looking router table!! I am currently deployed and am looking to build one when I get home. What material did you use for the top surface?

-- Tim C., Sgt. Bluff, Iowa.

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#5 posted 02-26-2012 12:09 PM

That should do a good job for you and last a long time.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 02-26-2012 01:41 PM

Looks like it’s got all the bells and whistles any competent woodworker needs. Nice job! I will be coming back to this when I finally start to build the one I need.

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#7 posted 02-26-2012 02:26 PM

Nice job!! This is on my list to build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 02-26-2012 02:43 PM

Nice looking router table, I saw a nice one in Shop notes that I plan on building , that an about 100+ other projects. Great work.

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

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