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Project by Vagabond55 posted 11-25-2013 02:05 PM 3011 views 19 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Horizontal Router table with plunge router base attached.
The front acrylic plate is taken out from a broken LCD monitor.
My latest project ( wine rack : http://lumberjocks.com/projects/92289 )
badly needed 40 mortises. This table did good job.





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Sanding2day

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#1 posted 11-25-2013 03:01 PM

Great build, love the repurposed use of the acrylic… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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BAKTHAVATHSAL KADAMBI

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#2 posted 11-25-2013 05:59 PM

nice and simple design to build. I was planning a normal vertical router table but, recently there is a spate of postings on horizontal router tables and advantage of this version over vertical one and have decided to settle for a horizontal one, with my Hitachi fixed base router.
thanks for sharing. Your design gives me some new ideas to modify my plan slightly.

-- ALPHA-ZEE CREATIONS

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 11-25-2013 06:06 PM

I don’t have a horizontal router table right now. However, I think the proper way to do it would be to have at least one of each. I believe they will compliment each other.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 11-25-2013 10:25 PM

Very nice. I just finished mine,thought I had it done yesterday but had to make a few changes.

-- Nick,Pa.

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#5 posted 11-25-2013 11:00 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

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#6 posted 11-26-2013 01:36 AM

I always thought these were more useful than the table mounted router and I always wanted to build one!

I saw David Marks use one on his show (professional model) for cutting tenons/mortises. I believe that the sled motion was limited by template for depth and length of cut.

Your looks very capable and sturdy enough to do that too!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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