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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

First of all I have updated my profile with more information.

Second, thank you all for posting your posts I have learnt so much reading them. Even though I joined this site a over a year a ago I got into wood turning into a big way and that has taken my time so I am still a beginner when it comes to routing. I picked up a copy of Furniture and cabinet making and became inspired again, hence the new Triton TRB001(I saved up all my Christmas present money to buy it) and now the new router table.

My router table is going to be a cabinet with my table saw on the left and the router on the right. I got the idea from you guys, thanks.

I asked on another post about making inserts for router plates because I wasn't sure if I had purchased the wrong type of plate, I told you I'm a beginner. Well after reading some of Bobs posts with links to video sites,thanks Bobj3, I have watched hours and hours of the stuff.

I decide to stick with the veritas base plate even though it doesn't have removable inserts but after watching some episodes of the router workshop I'm not sure I need them. I can make another plate when I need to use my cabinet bit set and getting the template guides for the base plate seems like good sense.

Well the top is made of hardwood plywood 1 inch thick and I used the same stuff to box it out underneath to give it some ridgidity.

The veritas plate is fitted to my new Triton and the ply top has been routed out to fit the plate.

I have installed t track along the front for feather boards etc and some either side of the router front to back for the fence.

I will take some pics soon, (just need to find out how to post photos)

I am going to take the advice from the post about improving norms table, ie height of the table and wheels. My back is a bit sore after just doing today's work. The wheels will defo help as my shop is so small.

Thanks again to you all, Simon
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Sounds like you're making good progress, Simon.

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Cheers Ralph,

today's progress,not much really but here goes, I mounted the router table on temporary legs so I can use the router to help build the cabinet. I made a tray underneath so I don't loose the router bits and bobs. Maybe a little to KISS. It's very rough and ready from timber lying around the shop.I Inserted the router in the table just to play with the above table height adjustment.

I then Started cutting up material for the cabinet,I cut sides and the base for the table saw.

I then ran out of wood and need to go to the timber yard tomorrow.

I have taken photo's but I cant post until I have done 10 posts so watch this space.

Cheers, Si
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As Promised some pics of the table, then on its very rough legs and finally the tray in the bottom.

Thanks for looking, Si
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Hi Simon

Looks good ,,,may I suggest you pop the router out and turn it 90 deg.to the left so the crank is on the from side of the table top,,when you use the fence the crank hole will be covered up by the fence..

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As Promised some pics of the table, then on its very rough legs and finally the tray in the bottom.

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Thanks Bob, just done it now. Oops Just a little bit of an oversight.

It does appear to be a slight negative on Triton's behalf. With the router now in it's new position the start switch is at the back and you have to reach around to switch it on. I will have to be careful how much room I leave myself when I build the cabinet underneath the table. The start switch is a toggle switch though, so when its switched on it stays on and I can control power from an external start/stop switch that I am reclaiming off my old small ally built router table.

Thanks for looking, I will post more pics as I progress,

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Your Welcome ,, here's a link you may want to check out, it's for the Triton router and a real plus for it when the fence is in place ,you can make one easy and it worth the time to do so..

http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...-4-router.html

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Thanks Bob, just done it now. Oops Just a little bit of an oversight.

It does appear to be a slight negative on Triton's behalf. With the router now in it's new position the start switch is at the back and you have to reach around to switch it on. I will have to be careful how much room I leave myself when I build the cabinet underneath the table. The start switch is a toggle switch though, so when its switched on it stays on and I can control power from an external start/stop switch that I am reclaiming off my old small ally built router table.

Thanks for looking, I will post more pics as I progress,

Cheers Si



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Nice one Bob,
I will easily be able to make one of them 90deg spanners. I Will check out how to lock off without bringing it to the top using a pin or something like you suggested.

Thanks again, SI
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really did a nice job. well done
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post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Mark,
I am very happy with it so far. If my usually reliable car hadn't let me down today I would have had some more pics as I could have got the wood I need to continue. After Bob's advice I'm really excited and want to carry on.
Hopefully tomorrow.

Cheers, Si
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