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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Getting frustrated with doing a poor job at woodwork, so have decided to set up shop in the cellar. Have a decent oak bench, a big assembly table, a shiny Bosch 10XC on a stand, an extractor, a DeWalt 1/2" router and a drill stand. Looking for a Router table - or an easy-to-make plan. Will see how the workshop pans out in terms of space and usability before adding anything else (band saw, lathe, shaping post, etc...)
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Hi Mungo - welcome to the forum!

Regarding a router table, there are innumerable options as you can imagine, i.e. build your own completely, buy one, or in-between, e.g. buy a top & make the base!

Check out the 'Table-mounted Routing' forum HERE and look @ the stickies - tons of suggestions & pictures.

For myself, I bought the Veritas steel top w/ a lot of accessories from Lee Valley, and then built a base w/ a drawer & put all on wheels - has worked out well for many years - hope to see you posting and pics of your solution - good luck!

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Mungo, in addition to there being many varieties of router tables there are different methods of using them. You don't have to spend a lot of money to get excellent results. I encourage members to use brass set up bars for making bit height and fence adjustments. This is so much easier than trying to measure everything! Be sure to include dust collection with your table; in addition to the time you save on clean up you will keep your lungs healthy.

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