Router Table

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Project by PBoy posted 08-14-2008 05:30 AM 2614 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this router table a year or so ago, after I had only been woodworking for a few years. It’s been a great addition to my shop ever since. It’s based on plans from one of the woodworking magazines (I don’t remember which one). It’s built entirely out of baltic birch. The top hinges up for easy access to the router. It’s realtively simple, but very functional. Some day I’ll upgrade to a better insert, but the plywood ones are just fine for now. It’s very big and heavy (you may notice the handles on the side, but they don’t really make moving it any easier), so I don’t move it around much. Soon I’ll be building a mobile stand to put it on to make moving it around a little easier.

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#1 posted 08-14-2008 05:33 AM

Very nice… well put together.

I bought a cast alluminum table years ago, and then after I spent all the money on it, decided that I could have made one a little better, just like yours… lol.

Great job on this… !

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#2 posted 08-14-2008 05:58 AM

Nice and heavy and usable! Thanks for the post.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#3 posted 08-14-2008 06:22 AM

Nice looking router table.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#4 posted 08-14-2008 06:32 AM

Nice and practical.
Happy working with your RT.
Take care and work safe.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 08-14-2008 07:56 AM

Very nice. Inspiring even.

-- Jason

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#6 posted 08-14-2008 10:49 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#7 posted 08-14-2008 12:23 PM

looks great and functional

-- making sawdust....

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#8 posted 08-14-2008 01:17 PM

Very nice, & I like the tilting feature,

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 08-15-2008 04:50 AM

Nice build for the shop.

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#10 posted 08-16-2008 04:36 AM

Shop Notes, I think. I’ve been planning on building this router table ever since I saw the plans. Haven’t been able to find a source of BB in my area – too much to order online in small sections! If I recall correctly, it is all 1/2” BB, right? Very nice job!!!


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#11 posted 09-01-2008 04:12 AM

Nice bench top set up.

-- Bud -

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