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Forum topic by westside posted 11-18-2009 04:42 AM 5729 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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westside

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11-18-2009 04:42 AM

Does anyone have any plans on how to build a simple router table? I saw the ones at the big box stores and for the money, I think I can build a bigger table. I have seen some really nice router tables, but unfortunately I have neither the tools or skills yet to build some of the nice cabinet tables.

If you could tell me the best simple router table you either built or saw, It would be greatly appreciated.


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CoolDavion

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#1 posted 11-18-2009 06:50 AM

I made mine → Click for details

melamine and t-track. I still need to make a fence for it.

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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#2 posted 11-18-2009 06:50 AM

Here is a pic of my router table. Very simple design. Just a 1/2 top (corian) and 3/4×2 supports. Tapered the legs and screwed together in the corners. Total cost $0.00 All scraps. and a few screws.

Check it out. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/15642

Hope this helps.

Scrappy

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westside

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#3 posted 11-18-2009 06:55 PM

Those are some nice looking tables you guys built. You both have given me some good ideas. Can you buy T-track at the local box stores? Or do you have to go to a woodworking store like woodcraft?

Thanks guys for your suggestions.

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#4 posted 11-19-2009 02:19 AM

T-track would be special order or from a woodworking store.
I got mine at http://www.hartvilletool.com/

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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#5 posted 11-19-2009 02:24 AM

Harbor Freight also carries some T-track at a descent price. I don’t have a picture, but my low cost version of a router table was to take a cheap router table top and recess it into my workbench. With a tight fit it makes it very stable.

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#6 posted 11-19-2009 02:41 AM

Check out my simple router table in my projects list.

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