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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Default N00b with a plan.

Hey all-

Working on making my first router table. I took an old drafting table that I had, and kiped the top from it. It's 1/2" thick, and covered in melamine.

Mounted that to a 3/4" slab of plywood, with enough clearance around the edges to mount a lower fence of 4"x1" poplar. 2x4's make up the legs and braces, and the poplar fence extends out on one side about 6" so that I can fasten it to my table saw (Entry level Skil from Lowes), and also use it as an extension table.

I have the Jess-em basic plate that I will mount a Hitachi M12VC to, and I got a miter track and T-track for the table to mount the fence to, and I will be finishing the table this weekend.

What I'm planning is a fence with a T channel across the backs of the faces, mounted to a vertical piece on a sled so that I can slide the faces out to accommodate larger bits. Been looking at a lot of plans over the last couple weeks.

Anyway, that's about it, if you have any suggestions, tips, references, love to have them!

P.S. Yes, I will post pics when I finish the table.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 04:17 PM
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Sounds good to me.

I think you should post pics as your going along,IMO, it may help you out in the long run. Bob noticed something I had done wrong from looking at one of my photo's and suggested how I fix the prob.

As for suggestions, I just looked at as many router table build threads as I could. Russ has a really great thread going with great pics each step of the way.


Cheers, Si
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