New RT-1000 Router table assembled, finished and working great! - Router Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
the202's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Mike
Posts: 28
 
Default New RT-1000 Router table assembled, finished and working great!

I recently purchased a new Router Table from Joe at rt1000.com. Although I initially considered building a table, I wanted to get up and running quickly, so I decided buying a near-complete cabinet would be my best option.

I'm very impressed with the table, the fit and finish are very nice and its extremely well built. It arrived sanded but with no finish and requires the aluminum mounting plate to be custom drilled to suite your router. I chose to pair it with a Triton MOF001.

It's taken me a few weeks to get everything unpacked, fitted, and finished. I added a few accessories: feather-boards, a dust collection adapter, and a collet wrench. It shipped from Canada and made it to Cincinnati in about 10 days without damage. Overall I'm very excited and can't wait to use it.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	tab_20.jpg
Views:	457
Size:	102.1 KB
ID:	42504  

Click image for larger version

Name:	tab_21.jpg
Views:	449
Size:	113.7 KB
ID:	42505  

Click image for larger version

Name:	tab_22.jpg
Views:	341
Size:	79.9 KB
ID:	42506  

Click image for larger version

Name:	tab_23.jpg
Views:	505
Size:	122.2 KB
ID:	42507  

Click image for larger version

Name:	tab_24.jpg
Views:	439
Size:	109.5 KB
ID:	42508  

Click image for larger version

Name:	tab_25.jpg
Views:	332
Size:	96.1 KB
ID:	42509  

Click image for larger version

Name:	tab_26.jpg
Views:	338
Size:	100.2 KB
ID:	42510  

Click image for larger version

Name:	tab_27.jpg
Views:	337
Size:	117.8 KB
ID:	42511  

Click image for larger version

Name:	tab_28.jpg
Views:	361
Size:	121.7 KB
ID:	42512  

Click image for larger version

Name:	tab_29.jpg
Views:	532
Size:	123.9 KB
ID:	42513  

the202 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 06:36 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Country: United States
First Name: James
Posts: 2,304
 
Default

Hi Mike,
Looks good.

James
Whittier, CA.

Have a nice & safe day!
jlord is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 06:48 AM
Registered User
 
Jack Wilson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Jack
Posts: 918
 
Default

Very nice, and thank you for the great pictures!

Jack


He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose

If you cannot stand behind our troops, (and I understand, no judgement here), then please stand in front of them, remember, they're willing to stand in front of you!
Jack Wilson is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 08:49 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Kerry
Posts: 91
 
Default

Mike,

Impressive looking. The fence and dust collection design is very creative.

I love looking at router table builds... thanks for posting. Enjoy your new table!
2bigfeet is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 09:08 AM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Hi Mike

Nice setup , I have a question for you did the plate come predrilled for the crank hole for the lift..


Mike ,,you may want to check out the link below, the little add on part for the crank will let you turn it when the bit is under the fence like it is most of the time..
http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...-4-router.html


It would be a easy fix if you could just turn the router and remount it and just drill a new hole for the crank hole but it looks like you don't have the room behind the router to turn it to the right place.
(hole, front side ,right corner)

======

Quote:
Originally Posted by the202 View Post
I recently purchased a new Router Table from Joe at rt1000.com. Although I initially considered building a table, I wanted to get up and running quickly, so I decided buying a near-complete cabinet would be my best option.

I'm very impressed with the table, the fit and finish are very nice and its extremely well built. It arrived sanded but with no finish and requires the aluminum mounting plate to be custom drilled to suite your router. I chose to pair it with a Triton MOF001.

It's taken me a few weeks to get everything unpacked, fitted, and finished. I added a few accessories: feather-boards, a dust collection adapter, and a collet wrench. It shipped from Canada and made it to Cincinnati in about 10 days without damage. Overall I'm very excited and can't wait to use it.



"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"

Marc Sommerfeld Tools ,Videos
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-n...RWaEpMA/videos

Find all threads started by bobj3
http://www.routerforums.com/search.php?searchid=944097



Last edited by bobj3; 03-22-2011 at 09:39 AM.
bobj3 is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
the202's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Mike
Posts: 28
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobj3 View Post

Nice setup , I have a question for you did the plate come predrilled for the crank hole for the lift..
Hi Bob, and thanks.

No, I drilled the crank hole in addition to the mounting holes and countersinks. The Triton router had a small semi-circular relief in its base that accommodates the crank arm. I used that relief to figure out where to drill the shaft hole.

I later learned from Joe that he can pre-drill the plate for certain routers such as the Triton - evidently it's a frequently used router for this type of setup.

Edit: Bob, after looking through the link you provided (what a great crank handle modification by the way, I will probably end up doing something like that) and seeing some pictures of other Triton mounting configurations, I see why you asked about the mounting hole. Had I rotated the router about 90 degrees counter clockwise, I could have a more forward position for the crank arm.

Last edited by the202; 03-22-2011 at 09:50 AM.
the202 is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 10:06 AM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Hi Mike

Thanks and your welcome
If you are going to remount the router it would be a good time to drill and tap a hole for a safety /start pin at the same time.. they do come in handy and a real must for free hand work on the table..

======

Quote:
Originally Posted by the202 View Post
Hi Bob, and thanks.

No, I drilled the crank hole in addition to the mounting holes and countersinks. The Triton router had a small semi-circular relief in its base that accommodates the crank arm. I used that relief to figure out where to drill the shaft hole.

I later learned from Joe that he can pre-drill the plate for certain routers such as the Triton - evidently it's a frequently used router for this type of setup.

Edit: Bob, after looking through the link you provided (what a great crank handle modification by the way, I will probably end up doing something like that) and seeing some pictures of other Triton mounting configurations, I see why you asked about the mounting hole. Had I rotated the router about 90 degrees counter clockwise, I could have a more forward position for the crank arm.


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	hf plate.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	22.5 KB
ID:	42515  


"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"

Marc Sommerfeld Tools ,Videos
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-n...RWaEpMA/videos

Find all threads started by bobj3
http://www.routerforums.com/search.php?searchid=944097



Last edited by bobj3; 03-22-2011 at 10:17 AM.
bobj3 is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 06:18 PM
Retired Moderator
 
CanuckGal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Country: Canada
First Name: Deb
Posts: 3,132
 
Send a message via MSN to CanuckGal
Default

Congrats! That's a really nice set up!

EGO postulo , EGO venalicium , EGO incidere.
I measured, I marked, I cut.
Latin instructions for firewood.

Get the Router Workshop Video Series Online!
CanuckGal is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 10:27 PM
Community Founder
 
Mark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Country: Canada
First Name: Mark
Posts: 6,764
 
Default

Hey Mike, it looks excellent I knew a lot of members are customers of RT1000 and they are more than satisfied with the product, it's a very top notch Router Table.

Mark,
Founder of RouterForums.com
Mark is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-23-2011, 12:55 AM
Forum Contributor
 
xplorx4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Country: United States
First Name: Jerry
Posts: 10,671
 
Default

Nice looking table, well done, think I need to change mine.

Wisdom: Where experience and knowledge combine and become one.

"We are all one decision away from Stupid!!"

Lamentations 3:22-23

"How often we sacrifice the permanent plans of God on the altar of immediate solutions"

I have a very good memory, just short is all.
xplorx4 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Router Table for Incra LS Positoner completed! Michael H Table-mounted Routing 35 03-19-2015 12:40 PM
Router workshops template tom Guide Bushings and Templates 4 09-01-2008 10:41 AM
Router forums tall tails reible Lobby 11 03-03-2008 11:22 AM
Router story lea6141 General Routing 2 01-28-2008 10:10 PM
Inexpensive router tables (??) WROB Table-mounted Routing 27 11-17-2007 07:53 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome