Horizontal Router Table- Adjustable top
Approximately 2 weeks ago one of the Forum members, Botelho 007, included a youtube link in his message that showed a German woodworker setting up and operating a shop made horizontal router table. This table took up very little space, extremely easy to set up, yet was built very ingeniously. I was so inspired that I had to make one. There were no plans and I didn't understand the documentary part of the youtube video but the design seemed like something I could do without a shop. I don't even have a drill press but given what I did have I knew I could make this table. I have 3 router tables but I've always wanted a horizontal one because they're so many more options available with one. Heck, just being able to make raised panels without having to use a monster router bit or having to hold the panel upright, is a huge plus. I just completed making it this morning. One of the tricky jobs was having to drill the holes for the 1/2" threaded rods. These holes had to be as plumb as possible because there are (2) threaded inserts on each side and the 1/2" rod is not forgiving. If the holes were off even a little bit they would have been difficult to turn with a small plastic knob. The project was my Christmas present to myself. I will apply a clear finish on the wood to keep it from getting scratched up.
These photos are of my router table. I've also included the link that Botelho 007 initially sent that inspired me. I'm really happy with the way it came out
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!
Horizontal-Frästisch schafft neue Spielräume - YouTube