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I just joined up the other day, and there is no telling how many hours I've spent reading posts here. I just love looking at all the ideas some of you have come up with. As stated in my introduction post I am working on building a RT. I have basic wood working knowledge and tools. What I don't have I make up for with ingenuity. I've got a nice piece of Corian that will make a nice top, but since I've never used and RT and don't know what I need and don't need, I am just going to make a prototype for now. I started building the top today. I use a piece of Advantec (this stuff is really flat and once sanded and coated it should work well) I've already made the insert plate and its nice and flush. Next is the simple cabinet. I'm really trying to figure out what I need as far as the fence goes. I plan on trying to use this a jointer, so I guess I need to build a split fence. Any ideas for a simple one to get me started? I'll post pics as soon as I get my 10 posts in. So ask lots of questions

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I just joined up the other day, and there is no telling how many hours I've spent reading posts here. I just love looking at all the ideas some of you have come up with. As stated in my introduction post I am working on building a RT. I have basic wood working knowledge and tools. What I don't have I make up for with ingenuity. I've got a nice piece of Corian that will make a nice top, but since I've never used and RT and don't know what I need and don't need, I am just going to make a prototype for now. I started building the top today. I use a piece of Advantec (this stuff is really flat and once sanded and coated it should work well) I've already made the insert plate and its nice and flush. Next is the simple cabinet. I'm really trying to figure out what I need as far as the fence goes. I plan on trying to use this a jointer, so I guess I need to build a split fence. Any ideas for a simple one to get me started? I'll post pics as soon as I get my 10 posts in. So ask lots of questions

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Jake,

Here is, by far, the largest collection of router table pictures I've ever seen in one place... and the good thing is you can ask questions of the owner of the table. While the focus of this post is the tables, just about every table has a fence!

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Thanks for the links BigJ, Today I made a temporary fence so that I can make the rest of the table. It's a fixed fence made 2 of pieces 4" MDF made to a 90. I routed in a bit recess and a sloppy dado for the dust port. It is a amazing how it works lol, no dust or shavings on the table. The shop vac gets it all. Ran a few boards through to try out my first ever jointing. Learned a few things. Shimmed the outfeed side of the fence and the results were pretty good. I just need a long bit. The "standard" 1/2 straight bit is just a tad to short.
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As I was saying in my previous post, I'm building this RT prototype before I mangle the nice piece of Corian. I am going to make this first table more of a bench top/portable version. I may go ahead and get some track and see how it works for me. I am amazed at how such a simple design can work so well (granted I'm only jointing for now, shims mounted to out-feed side). Ok guys, no laughing at my stuff...its a trial version.
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It looks like you are on the right track! Looking good!

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There's nothing wrong with *that* prototype.

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Corian would be pretty slick I think. ( Pun intended )
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Wait till I post pictures of my table saw "saw mill carriage" for cutting small logs from my land.

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