Just thought I would drag this to the top since I am starting to plan my router table build. I should be able to get started in a few weeks and need all the best ideas so I can blatantly steal them for my own!!!!
I like the size of the top and the finish of the whole thing. Gives it a clean look.mines nothing special but its big
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Several mfg's make rail systems that work great for what you are trying to do. Kreg, Woodpecker, and Rockler come to mind.The part I'm not sure about is how to build a fence that is adjustable. I've seen a bunch of pictures with groves cut through the top, and adjustment bolts coming out to allow it to move. Are these off the shelf products, or home made as well? Just seems like it would be difficult to get something to sit still with just a notch in the wood, or is there a metal rail or something that is underneath and I just can't see in the pictures? Just trying to feel out the options for that.
I am not sure if there is miter gauge made for the smaller track.Mine is a "work in progress."
It ain't gonn'a be pretty but I hope it will be functional. I just put a phenolic plate into the top of an existing workbench. I have routed a track along the edge of the bench for featherboards. Tracks for a fence are next.
Pics at Photography of Terry Danks-Woodworking
The tracks I am using are ones from Busy Bee: Busy Bee Tools Product Detail
Uses standard 1/4" - 20 hex bolts
3/4" x 3/8" requires 3/4" material for flush mount
Does anyone know if there are miter gauges made to fit small tracks like these? I would like to make a sled for doing cabinet rails but am unsure if I should be using tracks like these. They seem smaller than "standard" table saw tracks.
I was wondering where you were hiding your scrap lumber.Hi Brad
Thanks,,I got the garden tools in the back room plus other stuff
Really nice job and great lift too!Hello,
I have finally finished my Router Table/Cabinet. I chose to use the NYW plans for the cabinet and purchased a Woodpeckers Router Lift and Table.
It took me three weekends but the results were worth it.
Suggestions on improving it are most welcome.
I guess it depends on what hardware you have and what your needs for access to it are. I have decided that there will be no door at all to the router. With my current lift, I have little need for access.Well, I'm building a table now. But I want to incorporate dust collection that that will necessitate a closed cabinet. Most of the cabinets have a door that opens on the side of the cabinet. I was thinking of hinging the top and tipping it up instead. It seems to me that there would be a lot less bending over and a lot more light shining on the router for bit changes, etc.
Has anyone done a table with a hinged top? Am I overlooking anything?
Really nice job on the fence and the stand.Pics of my table finishing it today !!
It is very nice looking. Love the wood. You should have no problem selling it.HOLY $h*T, a 100 jigs? wow
pictures of each would be to much to ask but i would love to know
what each is for, even that would be a monumental task!
do they all get used very often or just a few?
i just got into woodworking and the first things i have been making are a few jigs.
anyway, not to get off the subject, here are pics of my table.
its a new Eagle America that is no longer made but i have decided to turn
around and sell it, i want a cabinet and a top with different options.
I see I am not the only one that likes to do router work closer to chest level.My table is from the plans of OP....I like it.....
Kevin,actually im having a very hard time selling it. maybe you guys can tell me what you think its worth? and then i will tell you what i have had on it for a price!
Welcome to the forum.Here's a table I built this winter. The top is Peachtree as well as the Fence system. The plate is Highland Hdwre. and the router is Hitachi w/a router raizer. The castors are Bench Dog and the switch is from MLCS
Your table looks a lot nicer than the one I used for many years. Its a nice size and the countertop should provide a very smooth surface to work on.There are allot of great tables and all of you should brag . They are nice . The only thing I can brag about is mine was free to make . It was made it if an old portable table saw and some left over counter top some one was throwing out . The only thing I paid for was the router and the power strip that I put on it . It works for me .
Welcome to the forum. Lots of gifted people on this site. I am sure that this site will be a vaulable resource for you. I can always learn something from someone on this site.Wow those are some sweet tables..... I too intend to make my own, But Im going to have to start with the base and add the drawers later......I intend on making this forum a part of my weekly internet viewing...... Nice to meet everyone ...
That is a great design. Great use of space. I would like to build something similar but have wrestled with the idea of a new saw, as well.Here's mine that I finished a couple of weeks ago.
I particularly like the scissor jack attachment. Is that a Ryobi option?:jester:Harry that one's hard to beat!