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Project by Kevin posted 665 days ago 1405 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finshed this today. Eventually I’ll get an insert plate, but for now I just have the lift bolted right to the table. I’ve had the table itself done for a while, but just finally built the legs to mount it on. I have it on casters for now cause my shop is small. Legs are 1×4’s screwed together forming an L with stretchers holding the shelf and providing support. Thanks for looking.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 665 days ago

Looking pretty good, nice job. I think you’ll like it better when you install the insert plate, you’ll lessen the loss of height adjustment due to the tops thickness. I’ve been meaning to make a table like this, maybe I’ll copy your design. I like the dust collection setup, nice fence too.
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Kevin

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#2 posted 665 days ago

Thanks oldtool, I’ve been looking at some different insert plates just gotta pick one. This design is easy and quick which is why I choose it. I’m probable gonna close it in at some point.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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whitebeast88

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#3 posted 665 days ago

great job

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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eddy

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#4 posted 665 days ago

i had one like this for years searved me well yours looks great did you put a finish on it ?

-- self proclaimed copycat

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Kevin

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#5 posted 665 days ago

Thanks eddie, I’m glad you mentioned the finish. I was in such a hurry finishing up the construction I forgot to put a finish on it. Its gonna get a few coats of BLO and maybe spray poly.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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Ben Simms

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#6 posted 664 days ago

Simple and effective, i like it!

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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MT_Stringer

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#7 posted 664 days ago

I like the simple stand. I bet it works good for you.

It looks like you need to rotate your base so you can access the height adjustment through the table top. Right? Looks like a Bosch but mine only has three mounting holes for the fixed base. The plunge base has four. Confusing, to say the least. I used a Rockler Group “A” plate on my table but it will only allow the fixed base to bolt up. No pattern for the four bolt plunge base…and you have to drill your own hole for the hex key to pass through, which was no big deal for me.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Grumpymike

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#8 posted 664 days ago

Hey Kevin,
After using my home brew router table for years, I decided I would put an insert in it … lots of research later I chose the aluminum insert over the plastics because it was dead flat and with the larger routers some of the plastics tend to sag.
I rebuilt the top using two layers of 3/4 MDF, and a piece of laminate scrap I found at a remodel site. added T tracks and upgraded my fence to an aluminum angle w/ MDF faces. I love this thing and the base is still the one I made in the early 80’s. My upgrades were over two years so that I would not feel the crunch of the cost.
I hope that you have as many good hours with your table as I have had with mine.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it.

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Kevin

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#9 posted 664 days ago

Thanks Ben. MT thanks it works great, good eye on the height adjustment. It’s not the fixed base though, I got a bosch base just for mounting to a router table that my motor goes right in just like the other bases. Anyway I was just gonna wait till I get an insert to correct the height adjustment thing, I can still adjust it from underneath for now. Thanks Mike, I agree aluminum seems the way to go. I also plan on some upgrades later, thanks for the ideas.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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cutworm

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#10 posted 664 days ago

Looks good Kevin. Table looks to be all business. I like that.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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Kevin

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#11 posted 664 days ago

Thnk you cutworm.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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bubbs

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#12 posted 664 days ago

I like it. Simple and elegant design.

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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Kevin

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#13 posted 664 days ago

Thanks bubbs.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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rance

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#14 posted 664 days ago

Perfect construction technique for this. Well done.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 664 days ago

It doesn’t have to be fancy to do a good job,good job.

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