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Default Re-working the winder for the $3.00 table

The winder that I made for the $3.00 router table worked OK but was a sloppy fit in it's socket because I made it exactly 1/4" to fit the socket, forgetting that the drive shafts have a spring loaded ball and so the square hole is larger than 1/4". This started to niggle me so I decided to re-work it as shown.
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How much did this bump up the cost?

All I know to do with metal working is bring it over to a childhood friend who has his own welding shop.
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Much better Harry. I do like this one.




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How much did this bump up the cost?

All I know to do with metal working is bring it over to a childhood friend who has his own welding shop.
Table...............$3.00
Router..............$50.00
Square rods.......$2.00
Bits and pieces from junk boxes

So it's a very cheap small router table, useful for big projects when main table is otherwise engaged.

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Thanks Dave, I too think it's better, not only for the good fit into the socket, but the extra clearance between it and the table. I have to take this opportunity Dave to ask when work will commence in your pole barn? The weather must be improving by now.

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Table...............$3.00
Router..............$50.00
Square rods.......$2.00
Bits and pieces from junk boxes

So it's a very cheap small router table, useful for big projects when main table is otherwise engaged.
I've found that would be nice to have and hope to get another router so I can keep the ryobi in it's table once I make the table. If weather keeps up like it has been I should be routing out the track this weekend. Then need to either buy or make a plate. Might use the plexiglass or polycarbonate or whatever it is that I have as a temp plate while waiting for what ever I order to arrive.

I remember making my last one out of Hardboard. Not sure if I still have any extra of that laying around or not. I just know this table is getting kind of expensive compared to what I thought it might be...

$25 clearance fence
$20-30 Melamine
$20-?? router plate
$20 or $40 for T-track depending on how much I use
$?? for multitrack, t-track, regular miter track that I still need to order, but can still make table top without it.

Everything came in tiny little bites so it didn't seem like that much until I just started to think about it after looking at your costs. Now I am kind of bummed at how much it is thinking I was making a cheap table.

I still need to get a router for it as I don't want to install the plunge router in it. I suppose I should check out the local pawn shops. Got the card club, horse racing year round by telebet at the track and live for the summer months and 2 casinos so the pawn shops should get decent business.
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Harry nice job. look good and plenty of room for finger clearance
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Hi Derek

No need to get bummed out ,you can find the same setup on eBay for peanuts just about every day of the week, no need to go over the end just for a router table setup many come with routers. I see them all the time in garage sales and they go in the car for about 25.oo ..and they are just about new..the norm..

Plus they are right up your alley you can mount it to a pull out and flip up table top from under the work bench..just right for a wheel chair wood worker.


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I've found that would be nice to have and hope to get another router so I can keep the ryobi in it's table once I make the table. If weather keeps up like it has been I should be routing out the track this weekend. Then need to either buy or make a plate. Might use the plexiglass or polycarbonate or whatever it is that I have as a temp plate while waiting for what ever I order to arrive.

I remember making my last one out of Hardboard. Not sure if I still have any extra of that laying around or not. I just know this table is getting kind of expensive compared to what I thought it might be...

$25 clearance fence
$20-30 Melamine
$20-?? router plate
$20 or $40 for T-track depending on how much I use
$?? for multitrack, t-track, regular miter track that I still need to order, but can still make table top without it.

Everything came in tiny little bites so it didn't seem like that much until I just started to think about it after looking at your costs. Now I am kind of bummed at how much it is thinking I was making a cheap table.

I still need to get a router for it as I don't want to install the plunge router in it. I suppose I should check out the local pawn shops. Got the card club, horse racing year round by telebet at the track and live for the summer months and 2 casinos so the pawn shops should get decent business.



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I still need to get a router for it as I don't want to install the plunge router in it. I suppose I should check out the local pawn shops. Got the card club, horse racing year round by telebet at the track and live for the summer months and 2 casinos so the pawn shops should get decent business.
Derek,

I can't speak for your area but around here Craigslist often has routers for sale... another choice. I buy *some* stuff from Craigslist but a coworker seems to make a near full-time occupation of it, while actually working full-time. He parses Craigslist with the going in position that his maximum price for a *perfect* item he really wants is half of retail, and few items approach that criteria. He tells me he calls and chats with lots of folks on the list, inquiring as to how firm their price is, how long it's been for sale and how bad they want it gone while never appearing overly eager.

He's picked up some great deals. I pointed out a deal for 4 Jet AFS-1000B's for $300 total. I bought one, adding a second to my shop and he kept the others. They sell on Amazon for $300 each, and that's before shipping (not paid to Alaska). He got a 80-gallon 5-hp 175 psi Champion compressor with two 60-gallon extra storage tanks for $500. As he says, you can get great deals if you play the game. Carry cash, don't get eager and be prepared to walk away from 9 deals for the 10th. You just never know when secretly somebody just wants to get rid of something, how long its been for sale, how much space they have to store it. Some nearly pay him to take it.

On, did I tell you? He owns a duplex with a shop on premises. The duplex is 1,600 sq ft per side and his shop is 2400 sq ft with high-bay doors, 16' ceiling, all insulated, sheet-rocked and heated. Yea, I drool... <g>

I've gotten some great deals on Craigslist too... like a Waterloo 46"lX24"x24", 300# empty, professional grade tool box chest for $200. Retail price: $2,000. I'll take a few scratches for that deal!!

Be patient, save your cash and shop around!! Deals can be found!

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Thanks Dave, I too think it's better, not only for the good fit into the socket, but the extra clearance between it and the table. I have to take this opportunity Dave to ask when work will commence in your pole barn? The weather must be improving by now.

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