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[QUOTE=sreilly;2108627]I realize the router configuration with the Shopsmith is much smaller but did you ever attempt to use that?

No. I have not tried using the Shopsmith above table router and I don't have the latest dual-tilt under table option on mine. You can buy 1/4" or 1/2" router bit chucks and use them in drill press mode, but I don't have any of those accessories currently. I gave it a lot of thought before I went with the table design you see here.

The cool thing about this setup is I can use the table saw, disc sander and band saw with the table mounted. I was flipping between a few functions and it worked slick, drill press would require removal of the router table though.

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A lot going on there with a lot of clamping opportunities for routing using the top as a work surface.... looks pretty, don't ya go scratching it all up. 😄
Until I joined up here I had ideas that router tops we're all about the same design...... I learned better, so mine is untraditional in many ways. That is a real beauty.
Novice guy here wants to know about the cookies... what they do?
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Gavin I got where I very seldom used mine in drill press mode for drilling because I liked the horizontal boring capability. I did, however, have the router chucks so I did have to put it in the drill press mode for most router jobs we did.

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The bench cookies have tacky rubber pads on both sides, this allows you to set your work on them and it will not slide around on you. They have T-track or bench dog risers you can thread into them that set them off the table even further, for example drilling through a board without having the bit go through and nick your work surface under the board or while using a jig saw. They also have finishing caps you can put on them, that allow you to put stain and such on your work with only a tiny point touching the finished wood, thereby allowing you to finish all sides w/o waiting for the bottom side to dry. They are inexpensive and I have already found them useful, just got them recently.

You can find some great videos on YouTube, it would not let me post the link because I don't have 10 posts yet. Looks like there are some ideas for DIY bench cookies on there as well!

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The bench cookies have tacky rubber pads on both sides, this allows you to set your work on them and it will not slide around on you. They have T-track or bench dog risers you can thread into them that set them off the table even further, for example drilling through a board without having the bit go through and nick your work surface under the board or while using a jig saw. They also have finishing caps you can put on them, that allow you to put stain and such on your work with only a tiny point touching the finished wood, thereby allowing you to finish all sides w/o waiting for the bottom side to dry. They are inexpensive and I have already found them useful, just got them recently.

You can find some great videos on YouTube, it would not let me post the link because I don't have 10 posts yet. Looks like there are some ideas for DIY bench cookies on there as well!

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If I don't buy em, I'll certainly make some... or something like them. Thanks.
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Randy,

I made my bench cookies with hockey pucks and glued anti-slip liners that I bought to use in my motor home. Hot glue gun worked well and that's about 5 years ago. I also have and use a router mat that is also anti-slip .

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Randy,

I made my bench cookies with hockey pucks and glued anti-slip liners that I bought to use in my motor home. Hot glue gun worked well and that's about 5 years ago. I also have and use a router mat that is also anti-slip .

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