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Project by NedB posted 08-01-2012 07:00 PM 3448 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I Finished a Bench Top Router table today. Based mostly on a design by Bill Hylton in his book ‘Router Magic’, I built it out of 3/4 borg ply, with a chunk of counter top for the main table. That was a tad narrow, so I glued on a pair of maple edges. The fence is a simple clamp down L affair, though I did add holes and a featherboard to the right of the bit opening.

The hole is 1 1/2” diameter, which will be more than plenty for my typical use. I need to go pick up some screws to mount the fixed router base under the table, but that is all that is left to do on this one, and I’m calling it Done.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com





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chadgr

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#1 posted 08-01-2012 08:52 PM

Great job i need to make one of these
Chad

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Theron

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#2 posted 08-01-2012 09:13 PM

Great looking table. Just a quick question: can small bits reach through the counter top (i.e. will the collet extend far enough to allow a 1/8” roundover bit through), or is the mounting plate recessed?

-- Theron W., Enid, OK - as a young man I enjoyed boxing, now I just like making them.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 08-01-2012 10:41 PM

Nice benchtop router.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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NedB

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#4 posted 08-02-2012 12:41 AM

Theron, If I need to I can rout a recess out for the base, but for rounding over I will use my trim router especially with a 1/8” bit most of the time.

Thanks CJ!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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Theron

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#5 posted 08-02-2012 01:51 AM

Ahh, the answer to all my question → more tools.

-- Theron W., Enid, OK - as a young man I enjoyed boxing, now I just like making them.

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 08-13-2012 09:19 PM

Ned,

You might be interested in seeing this...

Good Job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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NedB

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#7 posted 08-13-2012 11:24 PM

Joe, thanks for the link, I’ve added it to my favorites!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 08-14-2012 10:22 PM

Glad you liked it, Ned… I sure did…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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