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Anyone in the Toronto area know where I can purchase a sheet (or half sheet if possible) of formica/laminate. Building a router table and didn't have any luck at Home Depot or Lowes.
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Anyone in the Toronto area know where I can purchase a sheet (or half sheet if possible) of formica/laminate. Building a router table and didn't have any luck at Home Depot or Lowes.
Hi Bill:

I be from Toronto. Recently, I purchased a 4x8 sheet of Econo Formica at Rona for CDN$35.99. And don't forget the Air Miles.

By the way, did you mean Toronto Ontario or Toronto California?

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Thanks Cassandra. Yes, Toronto Ontario.
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I've been able to buy less than 4X8 from cabinet shops or counter top manufacturers.

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Thanks Cassandra. Yes, Toronto Ontario.
You're very welcome, Bill.

Today, I started working on the cabinet for my router table. Spent a few hours cutting the Baltic Birch plywood and then using the router to true up each edge. The BB plywood has been nice to work with. Tomorrow I hope to finish the cutting and truing, then onto doing the dados and rabbets.

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Baltic Birch plywood (3/4"x5'x5') from Century Mill in Stouffville. (B-grade both sides)

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You're very welcome, Bill.

Today, I started working on the cabinet for my router table. Spent a few hours cutting the Baltic Birch plywood and then using the router to true up each edge. The BB plywood has been nice to work with. Tomorrow I hope to finish the cutting and truing, then onto doing the dados and rabbets.

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Circular Saw: DeWalt DW364 with Skil 40-tooth blade

Baltic Birch plywood (3/4"x5'x5') from Century Mill in Stouffville. (B-grade both sides)
May I ask what insert plate your installing? So many out there to choose from. Thought about ordering the Kreg Preicion router table insert plate just out of the convenience of not having to rabbit the lip to install it. I thought the plate levelers were a good idea as other plate manufacturers levelers seem to rest on your table material. I thought over time those would sink into the mdf in my cut out. Don't know if anyone here has used the Kreg plate or not. Can't seem to find any reviews.
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May I ask what insert plate your installing? So many out there to choose from. Thought about ordering the Kreg Preicion router table insert plate just out of the convenience of not having to rabbit the lip to install it. I thought the plate levelers were a good idea as other plate manufacturers levelers seem to rest on your table material. I thought over time those would sink into the mdf in my cut out. Don't know if anyone here has used the Kreg plate or not. Can't seem to find any reviews.
I have designed a router table (cabinet based) that will not use an insert plate. The top (1.5" MDF core, red oak trim, Formica top and bottom) will be held to the cabinet with a bracing frame and height adjusters. The router will mount in a sled in the cabinet. The sled will mount on riders on one of the interior walls of the cabinet. The top will have a 3-1/2" diameter hole for the passage of the router through the top (bit changes) and will have provision for Incra's Magnalock "inserts."

I'm one of those people who likes to think outside-of-the-box and who insists on being an independent, creative soul.

Once I have completed the router table, I'll post details (including photos, Excel files, AutoCAD files, etc.)

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