Horizontal Table Router - Stumpy plans

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Project by Milo posted 06-20-2012 06:01 PM 6673 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Thanks gang,


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#1 posted 06-20-2012 06:26 PM

Nicely done.

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#2 posted 06-20-2012 11:58 PM

nice job. I like it

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#3 posted 06-21-2012 05:01 AM

i got a set of plans to .it on my list and for about the same reason mortise and tenon joints and some other stuff .it looks great ,good job on the build

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#4 posted 06-21-2012 03:04 PM

Ive been on the fence about this project. Please give us some feedback on your experience with it. Good job!

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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#5 posted 06-21-2012 05:46 PM

Lookin good!

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#6 posted 06-22-2012 04:16 AM

Wonderful job, I was just thinking of making one of these this evening

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 06-22-2012 11:31 AM

Chris, I am still at the front end of use, and have yet to experiment with it.

The antique pine I was going to use with is first simple does not like a router, so I will have to wait until I start my next project.

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#8 posted 06-22-2012 08:30 PM

Some time ago, I remember seeing a Horiz. Router Table that used drawer guides / runners.
I finally found it after much searching… It was reviewed on

Really looked slick to me…

This site shows it off pretty well & you can get the Plans for $10.

Here is the FWW Video - review.

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