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Default Can this be used to make a router table?

I picked these up a couple of months ago and have not used them for anything. I am not sure what you call the material. Can it be used for a router table?

If not, how about a solid core door?
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I would. Looks like nice ply, no gaps that can be seen at least in the pictures. Be sure to have a good plan to follow when you build.
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I would. Looks like nice ply, no gaps that can be seen at least in the pictures. Be sure to have a good plan to follow when you build.
I imagine I will bug yall to death till we come up with a good plan. I want a lift that I can operate from the top. It will be a couple of minutes before I can afford one though.
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Put a straight edge on the ply, and move it around to see how flat it is. Conventional ply sometimes has minor irregularities in the surface, and can have internal voids.

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If it proves to be not straight would a solid core hardwood door work? What can I use that might be inexpensive?
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Hi Michael

I know money is tight but this is one time you want to use some good stock, Baltic plywood or some MDF (Rockler for the Baltic plywood, precut to size the norm) , put that stuff back in the corner you will use it in time but not this time...trust me on this one

Just a note ,,,HD/Lowers will cut the MDF to size for you so you don't need to buy a full 3/4" x 4 x 8
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If not, how about a solid core door?



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I know money is tight but this is one time you want to use some good stock, Baltic plywood or some MDF (Rockler for the Baltic plywood, precut to size the norm) , put that stuff back in the corner you will use it in time but not this time...trust me on this one

Just a note ,,,HD/Lowers will cut the MDF to size for you so you don't need to buy a full 4 x 8
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No good for that huh? Well, I for sure want a good router table. I can hold out until I get the right stock. I've got that crazy old Craftman metal table. I cant stand that thing.
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" I cant stand that thing " I'm a big fan on the Craftsman router but the tables are junk, best use as a step stool if that..now I will tons of hate post, many have that metal /plastic junk in the shop

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No good for that huh? Well, I for sure want a good router table. I can hold out until I get the right stock. I've got that crazy old Craftman metal table. I cant stand that thing.



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I had a craftsman router table once. Used it long enough to build the one I have now.
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It looks like what you have there is 3/4 " veneered ply. Some would say that you should get the top of the line Birch ply but in fact if you double this up( as you should anyway) this is perfectly fine to use unless of course the surface is not smooth. And way to go giving this another life!.
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