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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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I started building my router table and everything was going great. I had laminated my top that consisted of 2 pieces of 3/4 mdf. I layed out my router plate and put the guide blocks around it. My guide blocks were 3/4 and 1/4 inch mdf strips taped together. I went around on my first pass cutting a 1/8 deep grove and everything was fine. I then went 1/8 inch deeper around a second time and when I got done, the collar that held my bearing on my router bit came lose and the bearing got above the guide, so I ended up cutting into the guides and made my groove about 1/8 inch wider than it should have been.

Now there were things I should have noticed that should have made me stop, but I couldn't see what was happening because of all the dust that was getting spit out (that should have been a sign).

I'm planning on just flipping over the top and trying it again. Does anyone see any problems with that? I have about a 1/4 inch groove on an 1 1/2 inch thick top.

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Sure, flip it over. You won't be seeing the goof, and you'll have a fresh start.

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I know that it isn't very nice then you run into a problem like this, Is ir possible to glue and screw a wooden edge around the inside edge edge as you would do a finished edge, and reroute a new edge on it. It would look fine, and oak strips would be strong. Does anyone have a reason that it could not be done?

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Does anyone have a reason that it could not be done?
It could be done. Just a lot of work.

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I agree - just flip it.

You'll need to put a light in the router well, and a mirror on the bottom so people can see the goof, however.

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What really frustrates me is that the collar came loose. It seems the bit manufacturer should have a better process to ensure the collar is tight. Or at least supply a hex key with the bit. It's a Freud bit, so it's not like it's a cheap one.
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Dutchman, I did something similar on my 1st table top, I had 1/2" strips clamped to the tabletop and 2 of them moved on the final full depth cut.
Had I followed through with your suggestion I believe that my top, (even though replacing the affected area with oak solved the problem) would have looked much nicer.

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As for too much work correcting it, all it took was 2 1/4" strips glued and clamped in the opening, I inverted the template and completed the cut.
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First time I tried had the same problem, so I just cut it even larger and used maple (what I had on hand) and lined the area and re-routed it. Came out fine and works great. I think if I ever do another one, and I will, I may just start out with the liner. Can't find any good pics so I will go down and take one now, back.
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For those that did line the opening with wood, how did you get the strip flush to the table top?
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The easiest way is to put clamps on each side of the table, Cut the strips and fit them to the edge, 4 screws and 2 strips held to the face side glue the strips with urethane and fit them in right to the hole, bow use a small nailer and staple the edge.

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