|Forum topic by blackflyrancher||posted 11-20-2013 10:31 AM||1007 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-20-2013 10:31 AM
Okay, so maybe this isn’t in the right place, but…
I built a pretty nice router table based on plans from “Woodworking with the Router…” by Bill Hylton. It turned out great, but my top is not perfect.
A straight edge laid across opposite corners show about a 16th inch dip in the middle. I haven’t mounted it to the base yet, but I’ve already laminated it with formica, banded the edges with hardwood, and framed out the bottom for stability.
Is there a way I can get this dang thing absolutely flat? I was thinking that when I mount it I could shim the frame on the bottom that connects to the base in such a way that I can remove the dip when I attach it. That’s the only thing I can think of. The dip is perfectly diagonal across the top, it’s flat on the opposite diagonal. I believe the top is 34”x 26” or thereabouts. I’m not at home to measure at the moment.
Is there a “close enough” mark, say if I cannot get it flat…within a 32nd in the middle maybe? Or do I just make another top if I can’t get this thing fixed. I put a lot of time in this project, so the situation is a bit disappointing and frustrating, however, I don’t want a crappy table top that won’t make precision cuts.