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post #31 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-06-2009, 07:10 PM
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I am at a completely at a 180 from what you recommend Bogydave.

I would rather buy first and make my ultimate one second, different strokes and all that.

I never saw a table ready made that had everything I wanted on it all on the same table. Plus it is more fun to start using a table right away and learning how to use it before you attempt making one.
Good point. I like the anticipation, plus I'm cheap. Used mostly what i had on hand & rejects at 1/2 price from the box stores.

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I'm just getting into woodworking and bought a router in January. I searched through a lot of post on making a router table and decided to make my own.

It's 24" x 48" made out of two pieces of 3/4" MDF and laminated on both sides and all 4 edges. The idea of laminating it was intimidating, but this turned out to be very easy. I bought a woodpecker router plate insert.

I plan to build a nice cabinet for the top, but for now I just built the portable base that fine woodworking has on their web site. I also built and laminated an adjustable fence with a dust collection port.

I've been using the table for the past month to build a wall cabinet for my wife. After that I'll build the base for the router table.

I'm really glad I built my own. I got into woodworking to build things, and the top made a great first project.

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