|Project by AJswoodshop||posted 10-31-2012 06:35 PM||2351 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
When I first decided to make a router table my plan was to have drawers and lots of storage. But I decided to make a simple stand. It’s made out of 3/4’’ plywood and 2+4’s, I also didn’t want to buy a insert plate, so I made mine out of 1/4’’ polycarbonate. I was afraid that 1/4’’ wouldn’t be thick enough, but if I used 1/2’’ then I couldn’t raise the router bit all the way up. My router table is just a hair over 35’’ tall, which is the perfect height for me. The fence is made out of 3/4’’ plywood, and I cut out some 3/4’’ plywood triangles to keep the fence square. The top of my table is 25 3/4’’ wide, by 32 1/4’’ long which provides a pretty good sized table. I was afraid that the top wasn’t thick enough, but I put several screws and it is working great. I made a few pushsticks and router bit trays with the leftover wood I had, and I made some measuring gauges which are really handy to have. (If you want to see the measuring gauges, go to my project list and check them out! I have the HF 2hp fixed based router in the table, it works out great! I’m so happy I made a router table and I wish I would of done it a long time ago!
Thanks for reading! I’ll post some more pictures tomorrow.