Allan, I suggest you watch the VacGuard video and build one; select the woodworking videos tab at the top of the page. This is a great tool for bearing guided routing. Bob and Rick built many different fences to use on the Router Workshop table. What type of project are you planning?
Kim, consider ordering more than one of the mounting plates. This way you can set up additional routers and swap them out as needed; you can also modify one of the plates to use as an oversized base plate that accepts guide bushings and gives more stability.
A single layer of 3/4" Baltic birch plywood with laminate top and bottom works great as a table top; this is how the Router Workshop table and several others are built. 6 months before Norm modified the plan design from Fine Woodworking Magazine forum member Joe was selling his version... the RT1000. I believe you can buy this table for less than you can build it for. Check under Vendor Announcements near the bottom of our home page for Joe's current specials.
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Last edited by Mike; 02-05-2012 at 11:33 AM.