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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-24-2015, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Wanted to share my router table. Do not do nearly as much woodworking as I would like to.

Only recently started table-based routing. This is an absolutely zero-cost solution made from wood I got for free. Works like a charm. Need to make an electrical switch near the table though.

I work outside only, so the workshop has a really nice surrounding. I only have 8x 10 feet in the shop btw, which includes storage and a small table as well. The wind and a broom is my dust collection system.

Oh well, I guess others here start small as well. I get the job done. That's the important part for me.

Btw: from Odense, Denmark.
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It's amazing how non technical a table can be and get the job done . Nice job on building such a simple solution . I did something similar years ago with my table saw extension .
Just screwed my router base from underneath and put the largest bit on and let it carve threw . Worked fine for most of the things I was doing
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Hi Torben. I was just mentioning that in another thread recently... one does NOT need all the bells and whistles on their router table. Yours is another fine example of the KISS principle, (Keep It Simple Stupid) that works great. Thanks for sharing.
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Torben, "It just has to work."
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And there's a lot to be said about simplicity.
On the other hand, my rectangle maker was as simple as I could make it.
(And still hold ~.+/- 001"/ft. in parallelism & squareness in aluminum and plastic.)
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It's all about what you need Pat. For most of us, what Torben has will do just about everything we really need to be able to do.
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Excellent example of how little is needed to get the job done...well done...

Thank you for reminding...
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It's all about what you need Pat. For most of us, what Torben has will do just about everything we really need to be able to do.

+1. And improve when needed!
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And there's a lot to be said about simplicity.
On the other hand, my rectangle maker was as simple as I could make it.
(And still hold ~.+/- 001"/ft. in parallelism & squareness in aluminum and plastic.)
Pat, that's a piece of art, not a tool.
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