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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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here are some pics of my router table. it is made from a 1 1/2" particle board desk top i salvaged from a dumpster. i trimmed it with mahogany and bolted it to the end of my Grizzly table saw, I have a 3 1/4 HP Hitachi router under it( eventually i would like to add a router lifter). I made the fence out of oak and fastened it to the rip fence on the saw, it just pops out of the top groove when i want to remove it, it can be used on either side. The out feed side is adjustable so i can use it for jointing boards for glue up. I have a guard for it but but didn't have it on when i took these pics.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 11:50 AM
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good looking table! I like to know I'm not the only one who turns trash into treasures.

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Looks great Jig.

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Very nice indeed! Nice job jigger!

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Good job Jig.
Did you make the router plate standard or I should say common size ?
If you did, you can drop a plate in there with different size rings for larger bits.
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Good Job Jigger!

Looks great!

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Great looking set up jigmaker. If I can ask what kind of table saw do you have your set-up in?
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Hi Jig:
Tell me I'm wrong but my old eyes say to me that the insert is somewhat proud of the surface of the table & if so it is going to cause you difficulties.
Also as one poster suggested multiple table inserts with different size bit holes, I would suggest that that would be a PIA. The approach would be multiple bit inserts instead of multiple table inserts. The center hole would need to be larger & machined with a ledge that the bit insert fits on top of and attached to the guide bushing ears of the router base. Makes it easy to change the bit opening & if your router lifts high enough makes it possible to do your bit changes from the top side of the table.

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Nice looking table jigmaker. Looks like it would work fine. And dumpster diving can also be fun.




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Hi Jig:
Tell me I'm wrong but my old eyes say to me that the insert is somewhat proud of the surface of the table & if so it is going to cause you difficulties.
Also as one poster suggested multiple table inserts with different size bit holes, I would suggest that that would be a PIA. The approach would be multiple bit inserts instead of multiple table inserts. The center hole would need to be larger & machined with a ledge that the bit insert fits on top of and attached to the guide bushing ears of the router base. Makes it easy to change the bit opening & if your router lifts high enough makes it possible to do your bit changes from the top side of the table.

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In the photo it looks like the insert is proud of the table but it is recessed and sets flush, i do have 2 other inserts with different size holes for it. i can't raise the router high to change bits above the table i am thinking of getting a collet extension.
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