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Forum topic by Sandra posted 09-24-2012 12:53 AM 756 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sandra

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09-24-2012 12:53 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question pine router

Hi,

Thanks in advance for your patience. I recently bought a second hand router table and was quite pleased with it until I tried to add casters. The plywood sides had started to rot, and would not hold a screw. After I made a bad situation worse, I realized that the table support was toast.

So I’ve decided to remove the perfectly good router table top and mount it to a new stand. I have some 2×4s on hand, and I’m looking for some suggestions, or examples of a very basic stand. I also have some leftover MDF from a shelf that bit the dust and was thinking of using it as a bottom shelf.

Any suggestions, or examples would be greatly appreciated. I’ve seen some beautiful ones on this site, with drawers, doors and other things beyond my present skills. I’m looking for quick and sturdy.

Thanks
Sandra

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.


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AJswoodshop

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#1 posted 09-24-2012 01:07 AM

One of the key things to a router table, is to have lot’s of storage for bits, and other things. The best way to make a stand is make it like a workbench. Make sure you use MDF for the top, good luck!

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#2 posted 09-24-2012 01:11 AM

Sandra,

I would say the quickest and easiest way to make a frame that would be sturdy and cheap would be with plywood.
You can just rip down some plywood about 3”-4” and make some “L” shaped legs and connect them together. I made a small mobile router table this way just in a smaller scale. I have aquick video about it too if you’d like to check it out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnz6lOiiYWs

Good luck!

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#3 posted 09-24-2012 01:19 AM

Thanks, I just checked out the video. Looks like a nice table. I need one however that is workbench height that I can move around my garage on casters. I already have the table top, so that’s not an issue, and I have some 2×4s that need to be used.

AJ – I checked out your projects – very impressive. It would be nice to have storage for my router bits, but I have to get my router table functional again quickly.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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JJohnston

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#4 posted 09-24-2012 01:26 AM

Search for an LJ called “Lockwatcher”, and look at his simple shop carts/machine stands. They were a big hit.

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#5 posted 09-24-2012 01:46 AM

Thanks JJ – that’s exactly what I was looking for!

Sandra

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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