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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-08-2008, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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No more excuses now I have to learn out to use this thing

Nothing fancy or original but it is cheap. This will hold me over until I have a real workshop and can build a nice base with drawers and all the bells and whistles.

All wood was already lying around so just bought wheels and electrical box. One feature folks may find interesting is the way I mounted the top to the base. I cut some corner blocks and mounted one to top and one to the base in each corner. I used a T-Nut in the block on the top to attach. This is so I can take the top off quickly and either bring it inside or put a temp work surface on the base. I have used this method on my break down poker tables.

The fit was so tight I really did not need the screws to keep it from moving around.

Thanks for the help from folks here.
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Nothing wrong with that table at all - you designed it so you could even add a space for the saw dust to be collected and drawers to be added. You have a lot of potential in that design. Good job.

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Nothing wrong with that table at all - you designed it so you could even add a space for the saw dust to be collected and drawers to be added. You have a lot of potential in that design. Good job.
Thanks Paws. I figure once I get some practice and and get better at working with the router it will be clear what improvements are needed.

I should have taken a photo after I attached the rest of the table gear. I invested in a new shopvac that connects directly to the fence dust port so I think that is going to work pretty well.

Also I have plenty of scrap wood and was thinking about a couple of cubby holes or a drawer to keep some table tools in. Lots of great photos and advice around here for ideas.
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Nice table for your first one Roy.




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Thanks Doc. It is much more sturdy than I thought it would be with the wheels.
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Nice table. Now get to work.
May I forward a tip I got once? Put some panty hose over the filter of the shop-vac. It makes cleaning it quite a bit easier.
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Thanks Mike. The shop-vac I got from Lowes has a filter and a bag but I bet I could run it without the bag if I used the panty hose idea. I had the day off so I have been watching the podcast videos trying to learn a few tricks. Ready to start my first project.

I will be traveling through Motor City later this week for a wedding. Looking forward to less than 90 degree weather
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Supposed to be in the upper 80s up here. It's been hot and wet lately.

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Hi Roy, I am new here but have used my homebuilt router table (see ShopNotes) for a few years off and on. Recently I have added a safety switch to it, one with that large STOP sign for the off switch. I think that I should have done that a long time ago and recommend it. Take care and have fun
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Roy, the paper filter bag that you vac uses filters even finer dust than Mike's pantyhose trick. You can get even better pricing by ordering from a company you will find listed under general woodworking.
Let me warn you to expect big delays if you will be traveling on 696 near Royal Oak from Woodward east to Warren.

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