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Forum topic by Boris posted 08-27-2012 11:30 PM 796 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-27-2012 11:30 PM

Hello everybody, next weekend I want to start making a router table. I am going to start by making the top first, I have the MDF and the formica.My question.
I glue the formica to the MDF first and the cut the hole for the router?

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#1 posted 08-28-2012 02:46 AM

Yep, the best order IMHO:

1. Glue the mdf sheets together if you’re using a double layer.
2. Trim to size.
3. Apply hardwood edging and trim flush with the top.
4. Laminate BOTH sides, then trim the laminate and use a chamfer or roundover bit on the edges of the table.
5. The rest of the table work (slots for fence, plate opening, etc.).

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#2 posted 08-28-2012 02:56 AM

+1 what nitewalker said.

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#3 posted 08-29-2012 01:49 PM

You glue the formica to MDF first.

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#4 posted 08-29-2012 01:55 PM

You might want to glue to pieces of MDF together, it makes a really good top. MDF also stays flat, which is perfect for a router table top.



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