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I'm new to woodworking and for my first project I would like to build a router table. I have a drafting table that I would like to use. The drafting table has adjustable metal legs and could lie flat. The diamentions are: 36" wide x 48" long x 1" thick. I would like to put the router more to one side so I can make the other side a glue up station. My questions is, is the table to thin?

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Hi Rocco1204

Should be just find you are just going to hang about 15lbs.from the board..and at most the total would be 40 lbs with a project on it if that...if it makes you feel better you can glue some supports on the under side..like some 3/4' x 4" x 30" MDF but I would NOT use screws, just glue...


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No, it is not too thin. 1" is great. I would suggest getting an insert plate since it would be a real bear trying to mount a router to something that thick.
I have the Rousseau plate in mine and bought the template for it.
http://www.routerforums.com/47880-post4.html

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