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#1 posted 01-13-2013 12:50 AM

When we did our three episode router table series we made a couple of things you could use. First was a homemade router lift. Second was a router fence with Incra style indexing.

I also found that you can make a very high quality router plate from a cooking trivet.

You'll have to watch the three episodes to get the details. It's episode 24-27 at

What I would do if I were you is get a couple pieces of angle iron, like an old bed frame. Cut two pieces long enough to stretch across the gap between your front and back rails. Attach them underneath the rails at the front and back edges of your router table top, you’ll have to cut a piece of wood to shim because I think your rear rail is thinner than the front. You’ll also have to cut strips of wood to shim beneath the 3/4” top to make it level with the table saw. Set the trivet into a routed out recess in the center. Attach the homemade router lift beneath that and you’re all set.

Here’s some sketches I made to help illustrate it:

I did something like that for my woodpeckers router lift on my table saw. I can take some photos if you need me to.

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