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Maybe I've already got a table mostly built?
Decades ago I built a long bench in my basement. Unfortunately, I am unable to post a link due to my newbie status on the board.

It occurs to me that I could mount a router plate in the existing top and have a router table?

This brainstorm just came to me this morning.

The bench top is a double layer of 3/4 inch MDF. I am unsure how I would begin cutting a neat hole to support a router plate though.

Is this a totally stupid idea?

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Why couldn't you? Just make sure the area is flat though. Take a look at how you would go about mounting a fence. (if you need one for what you want to do)

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Maybe I've already got a table mostly built?
Decades ago I built a long bench in my basement. Unfortunately, I am unable to post a link due to my newbie status on the board.

It occurs to me that I could mount a router plate in the existing top and have a router table?

This brainstorm just came to me this morning.

The bench top is a double layer of 3/4 inch MDF. I am unsure how I would begin cutting a neat hole to support a router plate though.

Is this a totally stupid idea?



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Thanks John and Bob. I'm gonn'a take a go at this. The video makes it look so easy.

The fence will come later . . . pretty sure I can manage that. Maybe rout a T channel into the table too. But I gott'a get a start on this. I'm off to find a plate.

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You could get to 10 posts by saying hi to new newbie's in the introduction forum it will just take a couple of minutes. Then you could post some pics.

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You could get to 10 posts by saying hi to new newbie's in the introduction forum it will just take a couple of minutes. Then you could post some pics.
Guess I'll get up to ten soon enough.

Unfortunately, I don't seem to be able to find an insert table locally, except for the Veritas system from Lee Valley which seems markedly different from the usual 11 1/4 x 9 1/4 plate . . . and outrageously expensive too ($175).

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Ditto to what James said.

Wisdom: Where experience and knowledge combine and become one.

"We are all one decision away from Stupid!!"

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"How often we sacrifice the permanent plans of God on the altar of immediate solutions"

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Ooops, forgot to add...any Canadians here who can suggest a source for table inserts that take on-line orders at reasonable cost? I don't want to get involved with cross-border hassles for this.

Also, is there no editing capability on this forum? Can't correct typos and add afterthoughts to a post?

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Terry, I think you will be able to edit your posts after you reach the 10 post min.




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