Is this the Ultimate Router Table? Top

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Project by sillac posted 05-23-2012 03:54 AM 4149 views 5 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The top is made out of 2 pieces of 3/4 MDF, I used white oak the trim the MDF and laminated both sides. I routed a 45 degree chamfer on both the top side and under side. The size of the top is 30 in by 48 in. The main feature of the top is the 12 levelers that allow adjustment from the top of the table.

Photo 1 shows the hardware used to level the top. The number 10, 3 inch screw is used to pull the top down, they screw into the blocks that a attached to the sides of the cabinet as shown in photo 4. I think these block are bobinga (sp?) but not sure. I bought a bunch of then a few years ago, they were about 1 3/4 by 1 3/4 by about 3 feet long. I think they were cut for banisters. I think I paid about $2 each and have used then for drawer pull and draw slides on my workbench, they are really hard and have a squirrelly grain, but machines pretty good. And the set screws down through hardware (T-nuts) and pushes down against the block to lift the top. There are a total of 12 sets. In photo 3 you can see the set screws in the bottom side of the top. This also shows the levelers for the insert and the hole for dust collection to the fence.

Would you use 3/4 plywood or MDF to build a router table fence out of?

Photo 2 shows the cutouts in the under side of the top for air movement as talked about in “Is this the Ultimate Router Table? router lift”.

Sorry I don’t have photos that show the whole top and the oak trim. Will try to remember to take photos tomorrow.

Just added a photo that shows the top a little better.

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#1 posted 05-23-2012 12:47 PM

I suggest using melamine for the fence, I’ve had mine for two years with very heavy use and I’m still on the same face pieces. Here is a link similar to what I built:

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#2 posted 05-23-2012 04:07 PM

@Michael. Thanks for the input and the great article. I don’t have any melamine on hand and it has been raining here and its about 12 miles to the HD.

-- Steve in Oregon,

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