Hello and welcome to the router forum.
Ideas here: http://www.routerforums.com/table-mounted-routing/17212-wanted-pictures-your-router-table.htmlThanks, John. I'm seeing a lot of photos to wade through in search for my perfect table top..... not that one exists, but looking for ideas now that suits my portablility requirements.
Thanks, JOAT. I've been looking through those and there's a lot of ideas running through my mind.......... basically, what type of fence or fences, how many and what type of hold down insets and miter gauge track I might want.Ideas here:
I plan to set this router table top on top of my portable table saw table.... maybe use a couple of screws through the table to keep it in place when I use it.@ranman
This is project from woodsmith might work for you
Thanks, Chuck. One thing I'd like to do is use two fences. One of a "standard" design. I'd like to have plenty of room on the left side of the table for a different fence that runs like that of a table saw fence. A project coming up in a few months requires me to make a very close tolerance fit in a laminate floor. I need to cut up some strips from two leftover pieces of leftover stair tread material and make them exactly the same width as the homeowners laminate flooring. There wer no leftover pieces of original Wilsonart laminate flooring except for the matching one piece stair treads. I'll need to cut those 12" by 48" treads so I can patch a 12" by 26" void in the center of their living room. I'll need to square up that void, then make a groove on one side and rabbit the other three sides. Scary just thinking about it. :surprise:Welcome Ranman. What table design is right for you depends on what you want to do with it. I use mine for lots of different things so I wanted versatility. I put my opening to one side so that I can stand on one side and do small parts close to the edge or stand on the other side and have a wide table to work on for working on panels. I like being able to take my router out of the table to change bits so my router and plate just sit in the rabbet in the table. I can adjust my router from above the table so no lift was needed which would prevent me from doing that.
One member just has a table top which he sits on a Workmate. When the Workmate is opened all the way it squeezes against cleats under the table that keep the top from sliding around. When he's not using it he leans the top against the wall and folds up the Workmate. There are lots of possibilities when building a table.
Fence? Fence? Don' need no steenkin' fence. But if I did a chunk of 2X4 and a couple of clamps would do the job nicely for me. Wait until you see the pictures of my router table. :grin:basically, what type of fence
I like your name......... it reminds me of someone. :grin:Welcome to the forum Ranman
But I want a steenkin' fence. :grin: I'm lookin' for accuracy of 2 or 3 thousandths.Fence? Fence? Don' need no steenkin' fence. But if I did a chunk of 2X4 and a couple of clamps would do the job nicely for me. Wait until you see the pictures of my router table. :grin:
Thanks Ross... My hearing isn't so good. That makes my happy you don't type with an accent like my friend Jon does. He's from NZ and thinks I have an accent. :grin:Welcome to the forum.
UGH! You just had to ask, didn't ya? :smile:Mike, who makes the miter gauge and track that you used?