|Project by Birks||posted 06-10-2012 11:22 PM||3486 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
I did not want to spend a lot of time and money on a router table at this stage in my woodworking hobby, so this table is good enough. The base is construct similar to a WWMM podcast I saw (see references). The top is 3/4” plywood and 1/2” mdf laminated together. It is screwed into the base from the bottom so I can remove it later if the mdf wears or I want to change something. I put a couple coats of paste wax on the mdf top to help protect it, and later this week some wood banding is going around the top as well. I made a bunch of zero-clearance inserts out of clear lexan. The table even has a hydraulic jack I got from a salvage place for an effective lift. Right now I’m just using a jointed board with a notch for the bit clamped to the table as a fence. Maybe someday I will make a better fence, but this gets the job done. If your looking for a cheap functional router table, hopefully this will give you some ideas.