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I am wanting to build a router table and have no idea where or how to start. I am sure someone in her can lead me in the right direction. So....how about some recomendations? I have been building boxex for a while. Most of them have frets cout of of the top. Time for something new.

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Welcome to the forum Ed.
For one example, here's mine. Others will be glad to show you theirs.
http://www.routerforums.com/axlmyks-...e-cabinet.html


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Welcome Ed. Glad that you are here. There are a lot of articles that can set every thing in clear to understand language. I would say that the most important thing is to make the top with what i call particle board. Should be at least two, or three 3/4 in pieces laminated together.No crowns, or mate the crowns so they hold each other straight. There will be others along to give you good answers. You can search here also, some great builds. Enjoy the forums.

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Hi Ed:

Here's the rub -- everyone's requirement is different and sometimes, one table is not enough. I have one base and I'm starting to interchange tops.

My best suggestion is to search "router tables" in the search box at the top of the page and start reading and asking questions. Once you've determined what you want to do, or at least start doing, then you can build table(s) to meet those requirements.

You must also be aware that a table can lock you in to a philosophy where everything you require must support that philosophy. This can get very expensive over time.

Do your research before jumping in the deep end.

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Greetings Ed and welcome to the forum, Allthunbs is right on with his suggestion.

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Thanks for the insite!!!! Will do exactly that. I'm not getting into routing really deep. I am building small boxes and need something i can edge with, cut finger joints etc. Headed to the router table site now. Thanks again. Ed "Tenring" Morgan
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Thanks for the insite!!!! Will do exactly that. I'm not getting into routing really deep. I am building small boxes and need something i can edge with, cut finger joints etc. Headed to the router table site now. Thanks again. Ed "Tenring" Morgan
Hi Ed:

For box joints (finger joints) go to the

The Woodworking Channel

click on video library - then, on top of the video window slide across until you find "the router workshop"

then, go down the video list on the right of the window, to "trivets, trivets, trivets". That's the jig you use for finger joints. It is easy to make, 1 groove and a short fence or you can buy the jig at OakPark.com. Now watch some of the other videos. There are some that show the box joint being made.

You can also see the RouterWorkshop table "in action" that, too is easy to make.

My tables have been a poor copy of the Router Workshop one, (I bought their baseplate), one stuck on the end of my mitre saw stand, and my current selection on a 2'x4'x36" high base with a variety of tops.

This is a start. Lots of experience on this forum and a lot of different methods of using a router. Read and ask questions.

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