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I need a router table for my older B&D router. I plan on building one, I do not want to purchase one. I have some ideas of what I need in a router table, but was wondering if any of you know where I might find a set of plans that would give me a better idea of what I really need. I have a small shop, not much room, so a "portable" type of table is preferred. I am a hobbyist, not in woodworking for a business. I build only about 2 or 3 projects per year.

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Hi,

I need a router table for my older B&D router. I plan on building one, I do not want to purchase one. I have some ideas of what I need in a router table, but was wondering if any of you know where I might find a set of plans that would give me a better idea of what I really need. I have a small shop, not much room, so a "portable" type of table is preferred. I am a hobbyist, not in woodworking for a business. I build only about 2 or 3 projects per year.

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Hi Tom:

Bill Hylton has quite a bit of detail on constructing a router table in his book "Woodworking with the Router". Maybe find the book in your local library.

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Also, I need a 1/4" aluminum router mounting plate. I realize that my router is old (circa 1980...), but I measured the bolt pattern on the base, it measures 5.00", with (4) equal spaces for the c'sink screws. The screws measure about 3/16" diameter (not sure on the thread). Any idea where I might find a plate to fit this router?

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Also, I need a 1/4" aluminum router mounting plate. I realize that my router is old (circa 1980...), but I measured the bolt pattern on the base, it measures 5.00", with (4) equal spaces for the c'sink screws. The screws measure about 3/16" diameter (not sure on the thread). Any idea where I might find a plate to fit this router?

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Check your local Rockler retail outlet for the discontinued Rockler plates. You might be able to pick one up for very little. They do sell them, online, but the price is double what they ask in the stores.

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Hi Tom

Here's 2 or 3 that are easy ones to make,two are the "portable" type.
All you need to pickup is the mounting plate,drill it out for B & D ROUTER and your set to go routing..
I would suggest you don't bolt the plate in the table,,that way you just pop it out to change bits or put in under the work bench to save the room in the shop..


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I need a router table for my older B&D router. I plan on building one, I do not want to purchase one. I have some ideas of what I need in a router table, but was wondering if any of you know where I might find a set of plans that would give me a better idea of what I really need. I have a small shop, not much room, so a "portable" type of table is preferred. I am a hobbyist, not in woodworking for a business. I build only about 2 or 3 projects per year.

Thanks,

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Thanks everyone!!! Lots of good information for me to digest. I did find (1) of those plans on line, but not the others, thanks!!!
That plate looks lik it just might work!!!

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The discontinued plates Rockler sells has had many complaints of sinking in the center. Harbor Freight has a phenolic plate w/rings for $20.

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There is a wealth of knowledge on this site. Look in catalogs and google images. Take the parts and features that you want and build your table. If you are short of space, try a router table top, and mount it on a workmate folding stand.
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Yes, do a search for workmate and router and you will see some designs out there. That is if you have a workmate. I am currently in the process of making a table for mine. While I wish my shop was something like what I see on New Yankee Workshop, it is more quite the opposite. So space is an issue with me too. I cannot justify a big cabinet. You may also want to look at some other plans out there. I have seen one for a table that is attached to a wall, and another that has a sort of fold out table mounted on casters that is more involved. It also depends what you want to do eventually with it. You say only a few projects. Depending on what you want to do with it, that would have a bearing on how far you want to go. I usually see the small router tables on craigslist a lot for only 10-30 dollars. I have been through two or three of them and was not too happy. When I complete my top, I will post some plans somewhere for it. Maybe here since the forum has been so helpful to me.
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Thanks, I did numerous searches and did find some different designs. It looks like I will take certain features from a couple of different designs and incorporate them into a design that fits my particular needs.

Thanks to everyone for your input/suggestions,

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