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Forum topic by gphill posted 11-07-2009 05:49 AM 2200 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-07-2009 05:49 AM

Hello all<
I am looking to build my frist router bench, well, I have searched so much and have decided to either go with alum. type bench top or laminate ply at 1 inch. I like the jessem fence and the router lift but, the prices are well, out of this world. Can anyone give some great advise. I have finished my cherry wall table and it looks fine. I will post some pics when I am able to do so. This table will help as I like the sliding dove tail joints instead of mortise and tenon. It took me a while to do the figure on the legs but, nice joints.
Thank’s all and hope to hear from you

-- Gphill,Winchester,

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#1 posted 11-07-2009 05:58 PM

Not sure if this is what your looking for but here are some pictures of the router table I built last winter,! if you plan on installing a router lift on yours I would put a door on the front it would cut down on noise. This one I built out of two sheets of 3/4” MDF and western birch, the top is two layers of 3/4” MDF, the drawers are made of 1/2” and 1/4” birch plywood. I knew this thing would be heavy and I wanted to be able to move it and I wanted it to sit still while in use, so I incorporated in a lifting swivel castor from a mobile base from a jointer and two adjustable legs on the back and two solid front castors. !!After using this router table for almost a year the only thing I would change is I would have installed a router lift and added a door, which might still happen one day. I will post a couple of pictures of the front in another post. Good luck with your new router table and have fun.

-- Mike

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#2 posted 11-07-2009 06:15 PM

Router table or bench?

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#3 posted 11-07-2009 06:23 PM

well you asked a loaded question you will get many different opinions on this so ill just tell you what I’m running.

i didn’t want to take up space in my shop with another shop machine so i dropped mine into my assembly table

i ended up with rockler plate and for the fence i have an incra fence that i use trax to attach when i use the router the table is 2 pieces of 3/4” melamine glued together it works great for me.

hope that helps


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#4 posted 11-07-2009 06:44 PM

! And here is one of the base.

-- Mike

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