Started my first router table build today
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