|Forum topic by juicegoose||posted 11-09-2010 04:23 PM||3794 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
11-09-2010 04:23 PM
I’ll be cutting the top for my router table tonight and had some thoughts. Maybe you guys can help out on some decision making
1. T-track running parallel to fence for miter slot use. Should a fullsize T-slot be bought or one of those micro ones like my disc sander or bandsaw uses.
2. How critical is it to have the miter slot parallel to the router bit? My assumtion is it’s not terribly important as your only cutting at one point but I could be wrong.
3. Fence placement. I’ve seen some professional setups use two t slots to adjust the fence position and I’ve also seen some setups with one pivot point and then either a t-track at the other end or simply use a clamp. My thought is use a pivot point to keep it simple. In your expreience whats worked well for you guys.
4. Table top material. I purchased a couple solid core doors a while back. Although they are solid( and the heaviest door i’ve every moved around) they are not solid wood but rather pressed chip or fiber board with a smooth melamine top and bottom. I’m concerned about the track not staying in the core material and was searching for ideas on getting the t-track to stay in the slots. would using epoxy and the screws provided be to much? Should I use longer screws?
Thanks in advance for all your help