|Project by Milo||posted 06-20-2012 06:01 PM||5806 views||10 times favorited||8 comments|
Here is my finished Horizontal Table Router that I made from Stumpy Nub’s plans. I was really intrigued when I saw his show about this table (I think it is show number 16), and I bought the plans.
The plans were very nice, and really complete, and the only problem I had was routing out the rabbits for the router platform in the table back. If you make this table I suggest using a dado blade to route your rabbits in the back panel rather than a router. The bottom does NOT have to be square, since the router plate rises and lowers and is held in place by screws. Just dado the rabbits slightly past the bottom of where the router plate sits. I had trouble routing the rabbits by hand, and the rabbits are not as smooth and flat as I would have liked them to be.
Also, I made the handle that lifts the router plate different. I did not use any epoxy to glue screws in place, my handle is removable. The bottom is just a nylon lock nut and a washer.
I used threaded inserts for the locking knobs on the arms, and added sleeves for the bolts that are in the table so it angled more easily. It’s for the bolts you see under the table sled.
Picture three is my crappy Ryobi router. I hope it holds up for this purpose! ;)
All and all I really like it. I can’t wait to experiment with it. I want to test it for floating mortise and tenon joints as well as raised panels.
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