making a table, of sorts
Decided to try my hand at making a router table top. I bought the Bosch plate, for the RA1181 table and a piece of melamine coated "shelving" from "L".
Outlined the opening and cut it, leaving a lip, then routed the lip to drop in the plate. Used a clamped straight edge to help stay straight. Well, it came out a bit oversize, so the plate can move a wee bit. Height is fine though.
I had been planning to just drop it in and let the weight of the router hold it. But, it will probably shift a bit as I work.
Wondering if it is best to just "hard mount" with some screws or attempt to use filler and some kind of release agent on the plate edges, to make a tighter fit? Short of that, I could fab up and glue in some "spacers" to tighten it up. Come to think, that might be a saner idea, as the filler, all else aside, is likely to loosen up over time and fall out.