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Been trying to find plans and pictures of this table. I don't see plans on their site. Any of you have pics you can post of yours? Are plans available anywhere?
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http://www.routerforums.com/mikes-ga...ter-table.html

Lots of things can be found using our Community Search function Vinnie. Plus you can click on the Routerforums.com logo above which will take you to our home page where posts are listed by category and there are thousands of them stored there.

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Vinnie, Here are some shots of the Oak Park table. James Wade uses the top in a Workmate style holder; Retired Moderator Deb uses an Incra set up on hers. My table bounces around a lot on sawhorses or a cabinet that used to support an engine analyzer. BrianS has one but has never posted photos of it. None of the parts are available unless you find a used one for sale.

This is why I made the Economy table, several of them actually. Here is a link to the thread about building the top:

http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...tml#post127219

I have looked for the thread on building the rest of the table and can not find it. I guess I will have to remake it.
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One thing you'll notice Vinnie is that the plate is offset towards one end. That is a fairly narrow table so it is centered from front to rear pretty much out of necessity. If you have a larger table some like offsetting front to rear and towards one end or the other. I like to center mine from end to end but place it as far to one side as is practical. This gives you the option to put the fence on the wide side when you are routing small pieces or put the fence on the narrow side when you need more support for doing something like raised panels.

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I see looks like a very simple but effective design. Thanks for the pics. I'm figuring out if I want a small table like yours or a taller bigger table.
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Not sure why you would need a bigger table Vince? Here is Brian using one of the economy tables to round over the edges on the top for another. I rounded over the edges on the 48" long curved picnic table benches on the Oak Park table. This table size gives plenty of support.
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Ok looks bigger now that I see someone next to it. I think this is the route I will go. Maybe some minor tweaks but I like it.
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Geez, I hope that jointer table and fence in the background doesn't look like that today - it needs some serious TLC

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Vince, that was the third time it got rained on and covered in instant rust! I have more experience removing rust from it than any one person should have in a lifetime.
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