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1st. Let me say thanks to Corey for the ideal and the push

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Sorry this is going to be a long post but alot to show and tell about this one.
It may take two pages ..

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Bob, that's awesome! I love how you got it switched and the fence with the DC chute on top. So how you like that little router? It is really easy to raise and lower and fine adjust and works great in the table with all the controls up front don't you think?

What is the table top material, it looks like that same poly material the fence is made out of and I know in the other post you said it was 1/4 inch thick. You cut that top hole to fit the plate with the scroll saw and sanded it up smooth to fit the plate and then glued it to the MDF? What glue did you use? Then you used the inside edge to cut away the mdf center of the hole and it leaves the ledge in the process?

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Bj,

I have to give it to you buddy.... that is a first class job on that project. I love it!

I like all the nice luxury features you added to it. I have a feeling that there is one in my not too distant future. Your's and Corey's pictures have been save for reference.
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Thanks Corey

It's your ideal, the top is 1/4 " thick white plastic the same size as the router plate..
I like the router alot and like the VS on the bottom (top) easy to get to from the front... I like quck and easy as you know and this little table I'm going to using all the time
I make alot of boxes like you and I can get right up to the work with this one.

The Vac. system is great and it hit like a tank one night why add more stuff to the fence just use what I have ...
The swing fence lets me just pop out the router lust like the Oak-Park setup.
Pop in the bit swing the fence back and I'm set to make the next cut..

It can't take on the big bits but I have other tables to do that, I amost used a 6 1/2 " round base plate but I said why , I was going to make it so I could screw on a 2 1/4 HP router ( PC) but I did stop short after I got the router today via UPS about 2:00.

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Bob, that's awesome! I love how you got it switched and the fence with the DC chute on top. So how you like that little router? It is really easy to raise and lower and fine adjust and works great in the table with all the controls up front don't you think?

It's tough to see because the way photos get uploaded but what is the thickeness of your top? What is the table top material, it looks like that same poly material the fence is made out of and about 1/4 inch thick?

Awesome BJ!

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Thanks Bob

Can't have to many router tables

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I have to give it to you buddy.... that is a first class job on that project. I love it!

I like all the nice luxury features you added to it. I have a feeling that there is one in my not too distant future. Your's and Corey's pictures have been save for reference.



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Bj so what plate did you use? That isn't the Bosch round plate is it?

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Hey Corey

Got a question for you do you have the offset base for your router the one with the belt drive inside that's a new thing for me.

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Hi Bud

I used the Porter Cable base plate, still in hold pattern for the other parts from Amzon looks like Fri. for the other parts...
That way I can use all my PC brass guides ( 1 3/16" )

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Okay Bj and Corey......

I just went out and sized up my Oak-Park table and came up with the following: 14 1/2" H, 29" L, and 16" D (almost identical to your mini tables from what I see on Bj's ruler). It has an 11" X 11" plate holding up that big Hitachi 3HP router. There are times where it wears me out lifting that big ole router in and out of the table to change bits and I believe that little Colt would be a great option to trade out when doing smaller work which would be 80-85% of the time.

Here is the challange. Since there would be little to no benefit in building a 2nd table of near identical size and weight when I could possibly make a dual purpose out of my existing table, by coming up with a way to exchage the insert plate. What about if I considered a reducer frame for the existing table hole that would take it down to a size that would hold a plate for the colt? Would it be better to simply order an 11X11 undrilled plate and mount the Colt to it? How about some ideas from you 2 geniouses that might work and save me some work and space. I may be on to something but haven't enough brain cells left to finish the thought process

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