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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 02:16 AM Thread Starter
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Been doing some modification on my MFT-Wagon lately. Since Im short of space I was thinking about integrating my router into the MFT somehow. Came up with some ideas


So I went to work!

Placed the Routerlift where I wanted it and lay some scrap pieces of MDF tightly to the routerplate. The MDF pieces has some double sided tape on them.






Drilled 4 holes in the corner and cutout the centerpiece with a HANDSAW!!! :-)


Used the Routerplate as a depth indicator


Done


Testfitting


"Lika a gloooove" (Jim Carrie style) - Perfect fit


Trying it with my INCRA fence


First test routing. No dustextraction since my dad borrowed my CT26 so its kind of a mess.

I will install added dustextraction later on.


Since this MFT also is my assembly table I had to somehow make the INCRA fence easy to install and remove, so I came up with the idea of a mini MFT plate mounted on the INCRA base.
It works really well. Installation is a matter of seconds, Scchweet!





I lock it with my 6 "bench dogs" and for added security I can use nuts and bolts to really clamp it down.


So this is the current status. I added a routerbits drawer for storage.




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great job Matt
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Really nice Matt. There are some well thought out ideas there.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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That looks really nice Matt. That is one of the best homemade router tables i have ever seen
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Well designed and well executed - you should be very proud. It will be very fun for you to use!

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ok , im kind of dumb. what does mft stand for?
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ok , im kind of dumb. what does mft stand for?

multi function table????

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