Carl, that wins the prize for originality. I would not want my table to have items that didn't directly improve my routing. Examples of this would be a router lift, miter track or a fence that attached in slots cut in the table. I prefer a clean table top with as few spots that can accumulate sawdust as possible. One member told me the reason he didn't like clamping his fence to the table was the C clamps were never where he left them and he would have to spend time searching for them. The solution to that is to have clamps built into the fence like this fence from ShopNotes #1. I modified the design slightly and like the way this fence works. Note all the holes in the table top for attaching items and the oddball sized miter track. I traded tables with a guy but we kept our fences. The table top in the 3rd photo is from ShopNotes #1. The fence shown is the fence from the crappy table in the first two photos. I attached the top to a metal stand I bought at a yard sale for $5. It was the perfect height to work from in a swivel chair. I added the switched outlet and painted it to freshen it up. The 4th photo is my favorite table from Oak Park, the Router Workshop table. Photo #5 is one of the options for the ShopNotes table with an open stand. Plans are also included for the closed cabinet seen in photo #6. You will see this table on the PBS show Woodsmith Shop.
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Last edited by Mike; 09-19-2011 at 09:10 AM.