router table

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Project by wrightly posted 03-03-2013 04:39 PM 1570 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

this is my trusty router table. the top is two layers of 3/4” baltic birch ply. and laminated on both sides. i didn’t have the budget for an insert so i made the insert out of lexan acrylic. i flubbed the design the first time around, what i ended up doing was taking a piece of countertop, leveled it with the rest of the table, and then cut out the recess for the acyrlic insert. the laminate was not cheap and i didn’t want to waste it. so, i did what i normally do in my woodworking adventures, i usually mess something up, and then find a way to fix it.
for the miter track, i found some aluminum shaped like this….. l_l my miter gauge bar fit it perfectly. i routed out the recess for the track and epoxied it in place. works great that way.

the fence structure is made from birch ply, and the face and fences are made with melamine. ive used that before and the slick surface has worked great for me. i have two clamps on the left side of the fence with a sheet of thin brass behind it cause I was jointing some edges when I took this picture, so that’s why those are there.

oh and i trimmed the table with pine

in the background of the other picture is my other insert for my dewalt palm router. its a powerful little sucker and i use the it for simple routing project. this insert is in the tables that i built around my small table saw. it works really well in addition to the large router table. sometimes simple is better, and that’s what this one is for

-- WRIGHTLY (Bristol, TN)

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#1 posted 03-05-2013 11:44 PM

great table,looks like it will come in very handy!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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