Fixing my saggy Freud Router Table

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Project by Lumberpunk posted 558 days ago 1357 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had this table for about two years and it had sagged about 1/16th, have some pretty fine rabbets to route coming up in the next day or two so I decided it was time to take care of it once and for all. Got some rough sawn birch I had, milled it up nice and square and laminated it into 1.5 inch blocks (pic 2) once the glue was dry time for another quick pass through the jointer and planer and then built a quick frame (butt joints glue and screws, pic 3) sanded the ends of the protruding boards to give a slight camber to the table (maybe 1/64th) then screwed the top down and it was all sweet! The last 2 pics show my Veritas engineer’s straight edge on the center of the table and no gap!

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#1 posted 558 days ago

Glad to see you were able to repair this top

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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Ben Simms

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#2 posted 556 days ago

nice work.

-- 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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#3 posted 35 days ago

Great job!

Now you are wondering why you did not do it sooner?

-- Brad, Texas,

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