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Bruce,

I have a King 1HP DC and I use a remote for outoor Christmas lights and it does the job. I'm not sure if it would work on a more powerful unit.

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I like your table it's nice work, there are two things, one is that the smaller router cannot to bigger jobs, I like them I have three, you do need a router with more horsepower. I don't mind the small router where it is but there's not a lot of lead in bench and with longer items having a lead in table space is needed. N
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Nice work Garrett! Perhaps I missed it, what mixture of wood did you use to laminate the new top. The contrasting mixture is cool.


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Garrett, that looks far too nice to work on... lend it to me for a while and I'll break it in for you. <a href="http://www.routerforums.com/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" >:-)</a>
Exactly my thoughts. &#x1f604;
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I like your story Garret and your motivation to do such an elaborate project. I really like your playing it forward method of therapy. It feels so good inside when you can help someone else in one way or another. I've always felt better after accomplishing a task that felt important. Heck, I'm 40 percent of the way into my own router table. Another year and I might just get there. &#x1f642;
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I like your table it's nice work, there are two things, one is that the smaller router cannot to bigger jobs, I like them I have three, you do need a router with more horsepower. I don't mind the small router where it is but there's not a lot of lead in bench and with longer items having a lead in table space is needed. N
I have a larger routing table and router I can use for my larger projects. I put the trim router in there for small quick projects. I also have casters so I can roll this to the middle of the garage for longer pieces.
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MoHawk, that’s a great setup.
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Nice work Garrett! Perhaps I missed it, what mixture of wood did you use to laminate the new top. The contrasting mixture is cool.
I found scraps from various places. There’s walnut, maple, birch, sapele. I was told the darkest wood is an african mahogany, it’s my favorite.
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Looks great! Is that a shop-made router plate?
Yup, my buddy has a bunch of acrylic so we used that.
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Garrett; superb job on the bench top! Not a 'newbie' then? <a href="http://www.routerforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" >:-)</a>
I have done little things here and there but usually repairing or building things around my house or yard because I don’t want to pay for it.
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