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Project by rtb posted 05-21-2008 05:15 PM 2700 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have started a router table. It is made entirly of “on hand” material except for the t-tracks, plexiglass and router. the top is a recycled counter top with the raised edge to the rear of the router. Edging is walnut and fence is pine, both remnits. Cabinet will probably be osb. more to follow as it is compleated. oh yes top is 50X23” and will probably be about 34” +/- high.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love





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Aubster

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#1 posted 05-21-2008 05:20 PM

Nice work. keep the progress coming. I am planing to do the samething within the month with some recycled counter top I recently aquired. Thanks for posting.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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runngt

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#2 posted 05-21-2008 05:42 PM

looking good, keep posting. I would sure like to see the finished product.

runngt

-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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USCJeff

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#3 posted 05-21-2008 07:17 PM

Thanks. I’ve built 3 or 4 router table tops that I haven’t satisfied my needs. Two were tablesaw mounts that proved horrible to align and keep flush. Looks like you’re off to good start.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 05-21-2008 11:16 PM

Man that looks great, mine is just to unstable, to small, I have to hold it down if I’m routing something big. That is the ticket. Good job. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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rtb

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#5 posted 05-22-2008 12:13 AM

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-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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rtb

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#6 posted 05-22-2008 12:14 AM

Thanks for the +feedback. I am suspicious of combining machines, no reason just suspicpicious. and my very limited experience with router tables sugested that the bigger the table the better. since space is not a problem I used all of the (usable) counter top I had and since all of my t-rails are 4 ft. it seemed like a good choice.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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BarryW

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#7 posted 05-22-2008 01:35 AM

sweet…I really need a router table and just haven’t put it together even though I do have a router system, sorta with my “portable Craftsman tablesaw.” Naw…mine’s not a real router table…and I’vd found that my router doesn’t even fit the holes on it. How’s that for stupid planning on my part. So looking at yours…well, it gives me ideas I appreciate. Thanx.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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BarryW

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#8 posted 05-22-2008 01:36 AM

PS….Nice messy shop!!! just like mine. I’m proud of you!!

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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Boon

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#9 posted 05-22-2008 10:41 AM

i have that same freud router, its a beast!

-- www.jonboon.info - more crap coming soon!

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Scott Bryan

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#10 posted 05-22-2008 11:56 AM

This is coming along nicely and I like the countertop recycling. I would not have thought of that. I had planned to redo my router table and am in the middle of renovating my kitchen. I may have found a new use for the old countertop. I like the size of yours as well.

Nice post!!!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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rtb

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#11 posted 05-22-2008 05:01 PM

Barry… I am suspicous of a woodworking shop that isn’t messy.

Boon..For the money I don’t think you can find a betted routhe for table use..And being able to make almost all the adjustments from the tabletop isn’t the only reason.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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