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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-31-2007, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Default Router top plan in mind

I started to build a router stand for my cast iron Benchdog top yesterday and pitched the whole idea tonight. I have a new plan forming in my head and thought I would throw it out there for opinions. I have the 4 inch extension for it as well. My new plan is to use the top to build a pattern template. Then cut an MDF perimeter extension using the template. I figured I would use thread inserts around the inside perimeter in the MDF. Lay the whole mess on a flat surface and tighten the bolts. I considered adding a masonite layer over the MDF (or melamine) but I am hoping to route a grove for extra t-Track and if they have them a longer aluminum miter slot extrusion to extend the one the top comes with. I figure about 8 to 10 inches extension all the way round. I already have my cabinet design in mind and it will just be a bit wider and deeper. If this sounds like overkill, I have more in mind for this than just router table functions. I also plan to drill some holes in the MDF like the ones in my Festool Multi-Function table so some of those accessories will fit the MDF extension and I may even look into adding the perimeter aluminum extrusions. Festool sells them. I am matching the heights so the router table and Multi-function table can hypothetically be joined using Festool accessories.

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Mark, it all sounds very high tech. I am wondering if you have ever seen an episode of The Router Workshop? Bob and Rick's "Simple is better" methods won me over. I spend more time routing and less time trying to think of ways to improve my table.

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