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I need to uo grade my router table . I have router workshop table.i need to make as taller fence for this table.
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Welcome Allan.
Read thru this to find some ideas for your table.

http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...ter-table.html

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Greetings Allan and welcome to the Router Forums. We are glad you have chosen to join us.

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Welcome to the router forum.

Thank you for joining us, Allan.

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What kind of wood should I use to build my router table? I've done a lot of lathe and hand held routering but I'm wanting to build a really nice router table for my first furniture like project! I know, ambitious. I was thinking birch plywood, any thoughts?
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Hello Allan,

Welcome to The Router Forums. It's good to have you join us.

I look forward to reading your posts, questions and answers alike.

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Welcome Alan

Kim,
The consensus opinion is a well supported double thickness MDF for table top. I use doubled 3/4" sanded plywood and wax it. Many advocate doubled up baltic ply because its a 7 layer ply and has less tendency to bow. Others have used solid core doors,laminated countertops, and any other flat material taken from pack rat storage.
Follow the link in Jims post and you will see tops made from everything.

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Thanks Alan. I have white laminate left over from my kitchen remodel that I was going to use for the top. I was going to order a Grizzly plate like Mark had suggested. Just wondering of the base unit. I want to make one like Norm! But modified slightly!
We'll see how it turns out.
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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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Welcome Allen This is a great site to gain insight and knowledge.
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