|Project by Don Tikander||posted 03-19-2012 10:30 AM||3814 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
I have a total of $2.47 in my router table. I live near a modular manufacturing plant. The top is the counter top cut out of the sink area. They usually throw them in the dumpster. It’s perfect for the top. “Free”. I couldn’t bring myself to pay $40.00 and up for a router plate top insert. So I found a Lexan type cutting board at the local Walmart for $2.47!!! They have many sizes and colors. It’s slippery, and very ridgid. No flex at all.
Once I decide which router to mount I will simply cut the mounting holes on my drill press. I have a kitchen cabinet that I never used, so I will mount the top on that and put casters on it. Then I will hinge the back of the top for easy access to the router for adjustment and changing bits. I made a nice fence out of scraps from around the shop.
Are there any awards on Lumberjocks for the “Best money saving idea of the year”?? LOL.
-- Wood glue residue doesn't take a stain well.