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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-26-2009, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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let me know what you think. i took ideas from the tons of pics/ideas i got from this place and other sites and it (i think) turned out ok. its a rookie job at best. it has a few errors here and there but again i think it turned out fine. the top itself is 1 inch birch ply and the fence face is 5/4 red oak. the rest of the fence material is all 3/4 red oak. everything has 3 coats of stain/poly with 000 steel wool between coats. i did manage to push some product through the table and it seemed to work great. glad its done!!!
the table was built was built to support a bosch 1617pk.

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I think that you did a great job, the fit and finish are top notch. I didn't see any mistakes.. We are our own worse critics.. Great work you should be proud,
Now go make some sawdust...
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It looks first class good job. When I saw you r TS for a moment I thought it was mine, have one just like it and the shop vac. both work well for me, I trust yours is the same.

The braces in the second pic are to support the weight of the router table is that correct? What is the top made from, looks like maple veneer plywood.

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That's an excellent job, neat and clean

You should be very proud, could not see any mistakes

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It looks first class good job. When I saw you r TS for a moment I thought it was mine, have one just like it and the shop vac. both work well for me, I trust yours is the same.

The braces in the second pic are to support the weight of the router table is that correct? What is the top made from, looks like maple veneer plywood.
the braces are to support the router table. they are made from a metal pipe used for clothes closet rods. I cut off the cheesy bracket one the end and just flattened the ends using a vise and hammer. i then bent them to the angle needed. the top is 1" birch plywood. i dont know if it was reg birch or baltic birch. i do know the stuff was 70.00 bucks a sheet at a local wood supply store. (not the big box stores). the vac attached to the saw works great. a dust collection systems is in the near future. the vac works but fills up quick and the filter needs cleaning which if you have the same set up... its a mess to clean.

thanks for the kind words. im already thinking of my next project. the router table is such a great asset to a shop i had to get that done first.
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Looks like a really nice job on your table. The only problem I see and maybe I can see that you solved this is the following. Are the bolts that hold the fence in place trapped in the T-track or did you mill or file clearance at the one end of the track so you can remove the bolts ? They would certainly be in the way for using the TS.
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Looks like a really nice job on your table. The only problem I see and maybe I can see that you solved this is the following. Are the bolts that hold the fence in place trapped in the T-track or did you mill or file clearance at the one end of the track so you can remove the bolts ? They would certainly be in the way for using the TS.
i used a dremel cut off disc to remove just enough of one end the ttrack to slide the bolts out. (near the saw side) i just didnt want to have the wood showing vs. the ttrack all the way from one end to the other. Make sense??? i can try and get closer pics of what i did if you want them.

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Very nice job. You'll get many years of use with it.
Much better than a store bought one.
The tracks are a nice feature, I intend to add them to mine this winter.
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Nicely done Dana, very neat and clean.
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Hi Dana:

Nicely done.

Santé: Champy wanted a track like this one didn't he?

Dana: where did you get the track in the base of your router table? I think there's a fellow in France looking for one.

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