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Project by BassBully posted 03-26-2007 04:50 AM 2977 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I worked very diligently this weekend to finish the router table top. I added the formica veneer to the substrate, trimmed it. White veneer for the top and a dark veneer for the bottom. I did this so I would know which side is up! Just kidding—I needed the rest of the 4×8 white formica for another project so I used a different piece of veneer for the bottom.

Added dadoes for the t-tracks. Cut out the hole for the router table insert. Used a 1/8” round-over bit for the top edges.

Writing it down doesn’t seem like it should’ve taken so much of my time. I will post the process and additional pictures in my router table series sometime this week.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!





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Jeff

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#1 posted 03-26-2007 05:00 AM

Very nice! What brand is the fence again?

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#2 posted 03-26-2007 05:02 AM

The fence is made by WoodPecker company but it is sold through WoodCraft.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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#3 posted 03-26-2007 05:06 AM

It looks really great. I like the knobs for adjusting the width of the fence. Mine requires a silly hex wrench.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 03-26-2007 12:24 PM

That should hold up for a while!

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Chip

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#5 posted 03-26-2007 03:00 PM

Nice piece. The table looks very heavy and sturdy which is great. And I agree with Wayne about the knobs. I have to use a hex wrench too for my store bought table and it is a real pain. Great job and thanks for sharing.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#6 posted 03-27-2007 02:38 AM

Take the hex wrenches and give them a heave, just get some toilet flange bolts and some plastic knobs that fit those and it will save you much time. Of course you have to grind the bolts on both sides Just on the flange. jockmike nice looking router table though.

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

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WayneC

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#7 posted 03-27-2007 02:50 AM

I’ll give it a look when I get home and see if it can be modified. Thanks for the suggestion.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 01-29-2008 11:37 PM

Hi Homeboy

I am in the process of planning and setting up my shop. One of the things I need to build is a routertable. I was going to buy the top but after seeing the great job you did I might reconsider. Thanks for the inspiration!

Did somebody say ARCHERY: My brother and I are avid bow hunters. We both shot Pope and Young bucks this last season. My buck is posted on ND2ELK if you care to look. His buck was just a LITTLE bigger than mine but mine is prettier. Talk about brother rivalry. The year before that my buck was bigger than his and then he has to go out and shoot a Bobcat with his bow! Hunting together and all the memories is what really counts, not the game we get.

Nice Talking!

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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pitchnsplinters

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#9 posted 03-01-2009 03:57 AM

Really nice project. Love the lift.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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