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Hi. I just completed a router table, nowhere near as elaborate as some shown on this website, but still functional. It's 30" wd x 18" f-b x 14 3/4" ht. It accomodates a Frued Mod FT2200VCE plunge router.
The material list is as follows:
3/4"x 24"x 48" MDF particle board
3/8"x 12"x 9" Router base plate
Router table dust collector
3/4"x 2"x 14 1/2" Hard wood or MDF particle board
5/16"x 3/4"x 24" T bolt track
1/4"-20NC T bolts & wing knobs
Feather board
Mitre gauge/pusher
1"x 1"x 8' Aluminum square tube
1 1/4"x 1 1/4"x 8' Aluminum square tube
2"x 2"x 4' Aluminum angle
7/8"x 1/4" Aluminum channel
#6x 1/2" Flt Hd Particle board screws
#8x 3/4" Flt Hd Particle board screws
#6-32 NC x 3/4" Flt Hd screws & nuts
#10-24 NCx 2" Flt Hd screws & wing nuts
1/8"x 1/4" Aluminum pop rivots
1"x 1" Square tube end plugs
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Hi. I just completed a router table, nowhere near as elaborate as some shown on this website, but still functional. It's 30" wd x 18" f-b x 14 3/4" ht. It accomodates a Frued Mod FT2200VCE plunge router.
The material list is as follows:
3/4"x 24"x 48" MDF particle board
3/8"x 12"x 9" Router base plate
Router table dust collector
3/4"x 2"x 14 1/2" Hard wood or MDF particle board
5/16"x 3/4"x 24" T bolt track
1/4"-20NC T bolts & wing knobs
Feather board
Mitre gauge/pusher
1"x 1"x 8' Aluminum square tube
1 1/4"x 1 1/4"x 8' Aluminum square tube
2"x 2"x 4' Aluminum angle
7/8"x 1/4" Aluminum channel
#6x 1/2" Flt Hd Particle board screws
#8x 3/4" Flt Hd Particle board screws
#6-32 NC x 3/4" Flt Hd screws & nuts
#10-24 NCx 2" Flt Hd screws & wing nuts
1/8"x 1/4" Aluminum pop rivots
1"x 1" Square tube end plugs
Hi Jn - Welcome to the forum
Looks like a nice, solid table. I like the way you offset the plate to the back to maximize use of the top.
Does seem that 4 clamps on the fence is a bit of overkill though Why did you do that?

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Hi Jn, welcome to our little corner of the 'net.

Don't sell yourself about it not being "elaborate", it looks pretty good from where I'm sitting.

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Hi. I just completed a router table, nowhere near as elaborate as some shown on this website, but still functional. It's 30" wd x 18" f-b x 14 3/4" ht. It accomodates a Frued Mod FT2200VCE plunge router.
The material list is as follows:
3/4"x 24"x 48" MDF particle board
3/8"x 12"x 9" Router base plate
Router table dust collector
3/4"x 2"x 14 1/2" Hard wood or MDF particle board
5/16"x 3/4"x 24" T bolt track
1/4"-20NC T bolts & wing knobs
Feather board
Mitre gauge/pusher
1"x 1"x 8' Aluminum square tube
1 1/4"x 1 1/4"x 8' Aluminum square tube
2"x 2"x 4' Aluminum angle
7/8"x 1/4" Aluminum channel
#6x 1/2" Flt Hd Particle board screws
#8x 3/4" Flt Hd Particle board screws
#6-32 NC x 3/4" Flt Hd screws & nuts
#10-24 NCx 2" Flt Hd screws & wing nuts
1/8"x 1/4" Aluminum pop rivots
1"x 1" Square tube end plugs



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Hi there,
good job dude,
I am still at point of laying all out on table top prior to routing out t trak and mitre slot, and cutting hole for router bit, I am not having a plate, just a hole. All looks good to me, also cuirious about the choice for 4 t traks for the fence, I am planning on 2, was this to help keep the fence dead strait??
Also, cant see any lift in there, I also have been wondering whether to just make the table and get it functional then worry about lift after the pressure is off.
good job anyway. Hope you enjoy making dust.
thanks
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Hi John;
Thanks for your kind words!!
4 clamps was one of thoes OOPS that won't interfere with the functionality. My last table had each side independantly moveable, so 2 clamps each side made sense. When I was preparing the 2"x 2" fence angle, I decided to leave it connected, cut a circle for the router bit and see if I had to separate the 2 sides of the fence.
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Hi there,
good job dude,
I am still at point of laying all out on table top prior to routing out t trak and mitre slot, and cutting hole for router bit, I am not having a plate, just a hole. All looks good to me, also cuirious about the choice for 4 t traks for the fence, I am planning on 2, was this to help keep the fence dead strait??
Also, cant see any lift in there, I also have been wondering whether to just make the table and get it functional then worry about lift after the pressure is off.
good job anyway. Hope you enjoy making dust.
thanks
Hi TheOakDuke;
I'm sorry, but I don't know what you mean by lift?
The 4 t tracks and clamps was an OOPS, as discussed with John. You may or may not need any more than 2 if your fence is attached all the way across and depending on how much material you would be taking off the edge of the work that is against the fence. If you were taking off say 1/8" or more, it's conceiveable that the work could shift near the end of cut, coming in contact with the far fence and result in an uneven cut. Just a thought.
Thanks for your kind words ...Jim
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Hi mate,
by lift , I mean a mechanism for lifting and lowering your routerin relation to the table.
Some have fancy manufacturec lifts others hav shop built ones. How do you envisage managing the height of your router bit.
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Hi TheOakDude
Yes, my router has lift or maximum height adjustment that allows me to squeeze the router bit holding collet/nut beyond the base. There is also some help in the lenght of the router bit shaft.
I haven't used the router and table yet, but that's what I'm hoping will save my ass!
Thanks ..Jim
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