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Forum topic by Jim Earl posted 05-09-2013 06:00 AM 965 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Earl

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05-09-2013 06:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question router wood burning joining milling shaping

Today I went out looking for a router table. None of the store has one around here. I would like just a small table because I really don’t have much room to work. I am wandering if anyone on here might have a use one they want to get rid of. with the amount of burnings I am doing now, I am making my own Frames. Please get back to me at earljl1955@yahoo.com.

-- Jim Earl http://www.myspace.com/earle5


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NiteWalker

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#1 posted 05-09-2013 08:11 AM

Jim, if you have scraps of plywood or mdf and about 20 minutes you can build your own easily. It can be as small or as large as necessary.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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copcarcollector

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#2 posted 05-09-2013 09:23 PM

Jim – Just sent you an email

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Michael Donnelly

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#3 posted 05-10-2013 04:09 AM

If you have time to wait for one to be shipped, I got a small one from Grizzly and have been very happy with it.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/Router-Table-with-Stand/T10432

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cdarney

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#4 posted 05-10-2013 02:12 PM

MLCS has a pretty good selection too. They don’t charge for shipping either.

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/tabletop.html

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Dan Lyke

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#5 posted 05-12-2013 06:31 PM

N-thing “build one”. The only hard part is the router plate, in a pinch go find some reasonably thick acrylic plastic.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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NiteWalker

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#6 posted 05-12-2013 10:49 PM

A router plate is a nice luxury, but hardly a necessity, especially with today’s routers that have all kinds of built in above the table features.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Knothead62

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#7 posted 05-14-2013 07:47 PM

I looked at the link given by NiteWalker. Why do you need the insert when the wood is only recessed to take the insert. Why not just drill and use CS screws to mount the router? Strength, maybe?

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Dan Lyke

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#8 posted 05-14-2013 08:44 PM

A thinner router plate is handy because it gives you more bit extension. Doing that on ¾” ply seriously cuts in to how much bit you get to use.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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NiteWalker

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#9 posted 05-15-2013 02:44 AM

It doesn’t cut into the height a whole lot; most good router plates are 3/8”, so even with a 3/4” top you would still only lose 3/8” of depth. Another option is to simple rout a recess on the underside of the plywood router table top to thin the material there.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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