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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Its not quite finished but here is what I have so far, its all mdf material with some pine rap on the top And oak for the fence, the router plate is 1/4" aluminum, the top is 1 1/2 " thick mdf I need to sand out some glue and pencil marks and then will use linseed oil for the finish.
I made a flip top for storage in the back compartment, I got the plans form American woodworker many years ago (I think that it might predate norms ver not sure?)
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Nice router table Rick. I don't have a router table yet but did notice one thing you might want to be careful with. If your switch will be the way you turn off your router, be aware that those type switches are easily turned on by slight pressure. The location you chose makes it easy to bump it by accident....ron
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Well Rick if this is any example of your abilities I will look forward to seeing some of your future post of projects. I am inclined to agree with Ron regarding the switch, just a thought.

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Very nice. I toyed with the idea of making a flip top on mine. I guess I can still go back and rework it-or at least review it to see if I can. Its a very nice job. And for what its worth, as a total amateur, I agree with the other guys about the switch. From what we can SEE it sure looks like it would be one of those that would click ON very easily just be leaning on it.
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Hi Rick

You did a nice job on the router table

I have question for you, what are you going to do when you need to use a 1 1/2" router bit or bigger ?
The switch is fine I think if you have the router plugged into a outlet as well or a switch that cuts the power if you lift the top up..

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Its not quite finished but here is what I have so far, its all mdf material with some pine rap on the top And oak for the fence, the router plate is 1/4" aluminum, the top is 1 1/2 " thick mdf I need to sand out some glue and pencil marks and then will use linseed oil for the finish.
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WOW! I had to look twice to be sure that wasn't a piece of living room furniture. What a nice project, it really shows off your craftsmanship.

Excellent Job Rick!
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Really nice table Rick

Please pay attention to what bobj3 said. An alternative will be to switch to a phenolic plate when you need larger diameter bits (assuming your table opening will accept one)

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Thanks for all the kind replies ,
Bobj3 as far as the throat opening I will get some more aluminum and make a few inserts and chuck the router plate in a lathe cut a hole big enough to accept the inserts.

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Default Where did you get the book?

I am on the American Woodworker website and cannot find that book.

I am over in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Where is Eltopia?
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Soapy PM was sent...

pm me your address and Ill ship the plans to your house..
Eltpoia is 20 miles N of Kennewick Wa

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