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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-09-2007, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Started life as an instrument table for a mass spec lab.
Table came with a 1" phenolic top Unfortunately, I have nothing that even scratched the surface of it! so I laminated two 3/4" MDF sheets, then put formica top and bottom. Edged with some poplar and stained(badly )
Table insert is a Rousseau delux and it's a healthy 45"x32"
Weighs a little more than my first car
Using a Skil 1825, I have a fixed and plunge base, but I hate the damn thing! Terrible depth adjustment, kicks the bit out of true when you adjust it. So thats next on the list


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-09-2007, 01:04 AM
 
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Nicely done!

Did you follow any particular plan for your fence, but built from scratch based on ideas ad such?

Any chance on a picture of the underside?

(in the process of putting together my planning / ideas for building my own. I like the simplicity of yours)
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It's a woodpeckers fence, bought from woodcrafters, just round the corner from me.
You want a shot of the insert from underneath?
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Yes please!

It sounds like I'm thinking along the same lines of building a table as you did.

Much thanks!
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That's a beautiful table which should produce top quality work. The only thing that I would add is an alternative tall fence for things like raised panel doors. Did you make the fence shown, if you did I congratulate you further. Is the angle steel or Aluminium?

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The angle is 1/4" steel, machined true. Taller fence would be a simple task of bolting it in place of the existing MDF fence.

http://www.woodpeck.com/routersystems.html

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Beautiful table! While not near as fancy as the one vapochilled built, Shopnotes has no less than six router table plans listed.

There are no mistakes . . .only design changes!
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VapoC...

That's one nice BIG table!!

Looks like you could do anything you want on it...

Nice job of using what you had to get it done.

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VapoC...

That's one nice BIG table!!

Looks like you could do anything you want on it...

Nice job of using what you had to get it done.
I work in the instrument field, so the table was free(just had to get it home!)
Sheet of MDF and the laminate, I had glue.
It's probably no cheaper than buying a smaller bench top table, but as you said, I can pretty much run anything through it.
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Very nice job on the router table. Looks good and thanks for the pic!

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