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Project by tamtum posted 02-10-2014 12:26 PM 1305 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was time to finish my router table. I use a not expensive router (40 euro) , wood , metal ,a car jack (14 euro) and rulers (I stole it from my child haha ). The wood and metal was in my workshop, so the total cost is 54 euro, not bad. The metal is 4mm so the router is full working.

-- Alexander , Greece, http://alekosbiki.wordpress.com/





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489tad

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#1 posted 02-10-2014 02:43 PM

Nice job. The cabinet has lots of useful storage and a neat lift system.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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reedwood

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#2 posted 02-10-2014 02:43 PM

Now, that’s something I’ve never seen before. very creative.

That looks like a plunge router which usually has the ability to add a crank handle to raise and lower it. I bought one for my 3 hp. Makita and it works great. Did you check to see if they offer one for your router?

I imagine that floor jack will end up being more of a hassle than it’s worth, especially when it gets full of router shavings. But your approach made me smile…. right idea but there’s a better way.

I like the side cabinet. Are you planning on putting some shelves in there with holes for router bits? cool idea.

I noticed you have all that mass sitting on a melamine box where the top has a side butt joint – not as strong compared to a top joint. It might be a good idea to add blocks under those vertical legs which would strengthen it and help keep it from racking.

You could also route a groove for a sliding miter square. Nice to have when doing raised panels or short ends.

Nice job. high points for ingenuity.
take a look at other router tables here like yours. You’ll find lots of neat ways to add on and improve this RC.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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#3 posted 02-10-2014 05:52 PM

Nice! You will be glad that you got that done.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 02-10-2014 05:53 PM

Sometimes when $$$ want allow you to afford the best you make due with what you can afford. Hats off to you for creating a router table with what you had to work with.

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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