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Project by NedB posted 728 days ago 3298 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 728 days ago

Great job i need to make one of these
Chad

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Theron

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#2 posted 728 days ago

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 728 days ago

Nice benchtop router.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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NedB

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#4 posted 728 days ago

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 728 days ago

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 716 days ago

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 716 days ago

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 715 days ago

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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