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Built this simple table about 5 months ago and finally had a chance to use it today.
The support is a box store metal bench that accepts a workbench top or the router table. I removed the drawers that initially were on the bench to make room for the router, Router is a Hitachi 3 1/4 HP supported by a 1/4 in plexi glass plate. I love the router variable speed, soft start runs very smooth. I would like 5 minutes however with the clown who designed the power cord and the plunge screw so darn close together what a PITA to operate the the plunge screw setup.
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Nicely done on the fence. You might consider adding a groove on each side, and adding an adjustable split fence to the front of the fence Pretty easy to do, and it will increase the versatility. A split fence allows you to do some jointing to trim up slightly warped stock, critical for gluing up wood panels. You seem to be a pretty serious woodworker to have done this kind of table and fence. Excellent.
 

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Built this simple table about 5 months ago and finally had a chance to use it today.
The support is a box store metal bench that accepts a workbench top or the router table. I removed the drawers that initially were on the bench to make room for the router, Router is a Hitachi 3 1/4 HP supported by a 1/4 in plexi glass plate. I love the router variable speed, soft start runs very smooth. I would like 5 minutes however with the clown who designed the power cord and the plunge screw so darn close together what a PITA to operate the the plunge screw setup.
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Nicely done on the fence. You might consider adding a groove on each side, and adding an adjustable split fence to the front of the fence Pretty easy to do, and it will increase the versatility. A split fence allows you to do some jointing to trim up slightly warped stock, critical for gluing up wood panels. You seem to be a pretty serious woodworker to have done this kind of table and fence. Excellent.
Thanks Tom for looking in.
Good points there you make.
I tend to have the stuff I make,( that helps me make other stuff ) subject to mods along the way. Usually I end up with something that would make Rube Goldburg laugh out loud :rolleyes: .
The picture here is the first leg of a hall table for my wife. I must admit it has been some time since I worked on a router table, I really need to get my "router legs" back to where I can keep my knees from shaking.
Thank you again for your reply.
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to also suck dust from below the table.

I think the table leg may be too thin if the table is big.
How big is the hall table?
G'day, mate
Thank you Reuelt for looking in and your question.
the table is actually pretty small specific to the place it will go into . Measurements are 33 inches 84cm tall x 16 inches 41 cm wide x 44 inches 112 cm long, material is red oak. The lower detail on the leg will sport 3 stretchers and the apron will have 3 false drawers.
The design is mostly in my head as I typically work from sketches but the overall idea is to present a light and demure look. Possibly the most interesting detail of this project is that my wife has been waiting on it for the better part of 20 years 😱 My recent focus in woodworking has been segmented bowls so my wife suggested that when the table was finished she might allow me to contribute a complementary segmented bowl as an incentive to get off my duff.
Thanks again for looking in.
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Hi again, Getting your router legs back again is a very smart thing. I suggest you look up Marc Sommerfeld's videos on youtube. He passed away, but was a cabinet maker before starting his router bit company. His videos show very simple and direct methods of working with the router. Flawless technique without cutting away to save time, so you see the entire process. There are a lot of videos showing various techniques, so make sure you watch more than a few. Some pretty advanced stuff he makes look easy. He uses his own products (that's fair) but isn't heavy handed about promoting them. I have all of them on DVDs and watch the appropriate one every time I start a project. For those of us who aren't at it constantly, it's easy to leave something out.
 
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