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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone, I am new to posting but have been browsing for some time. Thanks to all the information that I found on this forum, I finally completed my router table. I attached it to my table saw, primarily because of the space issue in my garage. However, I am happy with the final result. It took a lot of head scratching. It is 1 1/2 " mdf (2- 3/4 sheets glued together). The table base is 20 x 27. I used angle iron to extend the rails to accomadate the weight of the table. There's a couple of personal signature marks (oops) on it, but for my first trial I think it will do the work.
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Very nice job! and welcome to the forums.
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Well done. I'm working that direction also. Does it feel stable out there or are you going to add legs ?

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I've used it a couple times so far and it feels stable. However, I have considered legs, and probably will add them, just to be on the safe side.
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WOW nice job that is outstanding. Where did you get the components? I really like the fence. I like the way you did the front edge with wood, which gives it such a finished look. I am kind of partial to the finished look as I have all my tops finished that way.

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I've looked into the store bought stands for mine also and they are pricey. The build your own from Delta looks pretty good, check this out.

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Nice job Mike. A great looking table. Give yourself a pat on the back.




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Nice job! Where did you get the fence extrusion from? Details please.
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WOW nice job that is outstanding. Where did you get the components? I really like the fence. I like the way you did the front edge with wood, which gives it such a finished look. I am kind of partial to the finished look as I have all my tops finished that way.
Thanks, for the compliment. I ordered the plate and tracks from Rockler. The found the fence hiding beneath some other stuff at Harbor Freight. I really wasn't expecting much, but it turned out to be pretty decent. There's also a on/off bump switch that's hiding under the table. I found that at Sears.

The wood edge was put on for a couple of reasons. First, I saw so many tables on thsi site that had them trimmed out with wood, and liked it. On the practical side, I figured it would help me keep from chipping the corner of the laminate. Also, I thought it would act as a stiffener, to help prevent the table from sagging, over time. I also added a couple of stiffeners on the bottom of the table as well. The bottom of the table is not laminated, BUT, I put a couple coats of polyurethane on it to keep it from moisture and humidity.
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Welcome, Mike! Very nice job on the table. I used the Harbor Freight fence on my drill press table and it worked out really well.

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