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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-27-2011, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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Talking first router table build

hi all,
this is my first table build, the top is made from a 1 inch peice of kitchen worktop and the fench is made from hardwood with a port for dust extraction.
i made the plate out of a cut down peice of kitchen cutting board, its plastic, but very hard and seems to work fine. the 2 featherboards are made from mdf and everything sits on my old workmate. the t-rack is some bit of draw runners i screwed in after routing the slot for them.
the router is a jmb (not the greatest router, but does the job).
any comment welcome, etc; how to improve it, what you wouldnt have done etc;

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-27-2011, 09:23 AM
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Hi Chris - Welcome to the forum
I like it...I can get counter top falloff around here for nothing. usually to thick for jigs but make nice table tops and fences.

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Greetings and welcome to the router forums, we are glad to have you join us. Looks great and very functional and resourceful, well done.

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Came out nice Chris. If it does the job that's all that matters.

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Great job,Welcome

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G’day Chris

Welcome to the router forum.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 03:46 PM
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Welcome Chris, It's great having you and I hope you will enjoy being had as well...
You first table looks great...the important thing si how do you like it? Does it work well for you? I will tell you this.....there is not one member on this forum that has built a router table and then ask themselves...."Why didn't I make it this way?"..I think all on this forum has built more than one table and still wish they had added something else..Chris, just set about making saw dust..router chips and enjoy the moment..
Good Luck and play safe..
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Well done,
like previously said, if it works and does what you need cool.
There are many fancy tables out there with many bells and whistles which at the end of the day, do no more than yours will.
Came out well.
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You asked how to improve it.

As he said in Karate Kid, wax on wax off.

I use Liberon wax on all the tables my tools have. Router, Drill press, Band saw, Table saw. Makes a big difference.

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