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Since I am looking at building my own router table and looking at different plans on the internet, is there an advantage to having a router that can mount horizontally on a router table? As well as mounting in the traditional way, of course.

Is this even feasible? If so, can anyone direct to me such plans?

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Hi Mike:

Yes, the vertical table is a reality. It's most effective use is for mortise and tenon jointery but its role can also be expanded to accomplish other things given adequate jigs and fixtures. In my notes, I have paired the vertical table with the template mother board.

I have some pictures in books but you'd be better off with the books. Router Magic by Bill Hylton and "the Router Handbook" by Patrick Spielman. Both are available through on-line used book stores.

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Hi Mike

No plans but you may want to check out the links below, they are very easy to make your own.. advantage, to many to count..

http://www.routerforums.com/project-...th-worlds.html
http://www.routerforums.com/show-n-t...4-new-toy.html
http://www.routerforums.com/show-n-t...rz-router.html

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Since I am looking at building my own router table and looking at different plans on the internet, is there an advantage to having a router that can mount horizontally on a router table? As well as mounting in the traditional way, of course.

Is this even feasible? If so, can anyone direct to me such plans?

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Here's a HZ table from Canada. Really well planned.

Hope to build one this winter.

Great website, BTW!

Table ŗ toupie horizontale / Horizontal Router Table - Windows Live


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Dear Bobj3,

Thanks for the information - it looks amazing! Are there plans out there for this? I am fairly new to woodworking, have tried to build things before just off of pictures, and have failed miserably.

Thanks again - what a table!
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Dear eccentrictinkerer -

Thanks for responding. Are there plans for this available out there? It looks like a great table, but without plans I would be afraid to try and make it.

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Hi Mike (fireflyva)

If you want to make the one that eccentrictinkerer posted you can find the plans in the Router Magic book or you can send off for one that's all done by MLCS , about 10 screws and mount your router and your all set to use it, plus free shipping.

MLCS Horizontal Router Table

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Dear Bobj3,

Thanks for the information - it looks amazing! Are there plans out there for this? I am fairly new to woodworking, have tried to build things before just off of pictures, and have failed miserably.

Thanks again - what a table!



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Dear eccentrictinkerer -

Thanks for responding. Are there plans for this available out there? It looks like a great table, but without plans I would be afraid to try and make it.

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Hi Fireflyva:

Ok, take a long hard look at that picture. You'll notice that the side closest to you is one board with a hole in one end and a radius groove on the other and the router stuck in the middle. There's your plan. All the rest you don't need. Take your already-made table and lag bolt this board to the side and use a hanger bolt to hold the compression knob on the other end.

Now, you'll notice that the author is not using a heavy router. A heavy router is possible but a light router will function well, if you don't take huge cuts. I'm going to be trying mounting mine with an OakPark baseplate and see how well I can get that to work. I might get lucky. Let us know how you are proceeding.

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Hi Guys

Just my 2 cents ,a 1 1/2 HP router work very well you don't need a tank of a router , I have use my setup for panels,molding,picture frames, M & T work,lock miter, etc. any time you need to put the stock by the bit in the vert. the Horz.table will do the job easy.

I will say I use two bits to do the lock miter. one in the standard router table and one in the horz.table setup at the same time..

I use the Porter Cable 690 router most of the time..with a speed control device..and run the router at 1/2 speed most of the time ,no need to cook the bits or over work the router for just one easy job..

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Dear eccentrictinkerer -

Thanks for responding. Are there plans for this available out there? It looks like a great table, but without plans I would be afraid to try and make it.

Thanks for replying.
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