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I like your table. Simple but looks sturdy. Was it from plans, or can you provide dimensions?
 

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Rick,

I like your table. Simple but looks sturdy. Was it from plans, or can you provide dimensions?
unfortunately I don't have the plans any more.. I made the table and then was asked for the plans and I mailed them off to another member on this forum.. I haven't herd from him since. It was a plan that I got a very long time ago form American Woodworker Mag. this is the post I originally made
http://www.routerforums.com/table-mounted-routing/13040-my-new-router-table.html#post106237

I did some checking and did not find them on the American Woodworker site, but I did find these,
This one is very close to mine perhaps better.?
American Woodworker Router Table - Projects - American Woodworker

here is another one
$100 Router Table - Shop - American Woodworker
Oh and this would make a nice addition to any table..
Shop-Made Router Lift - Shop - American Woodworker

hope some of that helps Good luck and lets see what you come up with...
 

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"Now that what I'm Talking About" Guess I just needed to beg a little.

Deb, what's the white hinged box on the right? Looks like a vacuum table?

John, I like the idea of using a tool box. Did you change the drawer slides? Only thing I don't like is the slides on some craftsman boxes, don't open far enough. How wide is your skis, do you get any bowing? John and I been Talking about what is best thing to use for the rods.

James, I want another table but don't have the room. Does that one fold up? Looks like just what I need. Sure looks like a big router, what is that?

Rick, looks like a nice fence. Do you have a closeup of that?
Thanks for getting us started.
I have better pics of the fence you ask for,

The first photo the clamp that holds to the table top has a dowel to pin the to pieces together to keep the bottom form spinning win you tighten the clamp.
the rest are self explanatory..
 

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James, I want another table but don't have the room. Does that one fold up? Looks like just what I need. Sure looks like a big router, what is that?
Harry,
The base is just a cheap copy of the B & D Workmate table. It does fold up and I remove the router/plate.

The OP table is screwed to the fully wound out brackets.

Check my post under 'my new toy"

The router is a Triton TRA001, the best under table router on the market...LOL. (stand back from flack)

James
 

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John, I like the idea of using a tool box. Did you change the drawer slides? Only thing I don't like is the slides on some craftsman boxes, don't open far enough. How wide is your skis, do you get any bowing? John and I been Talking about what is best thing to use for the rods.
Hey Henry:sarcastic:, This box has full extension slides, so I left them alone. The skis are made with 3/8" allthread. Do they sag? I dont know, I've not used them yet. When built my jig holder and skis, I was under the impression that they were always used together. But before starting my 1st project, I contacted Harrysin, and found out the skis are only used when your template will not sufficiently support the router. So, even though I've done a few projects with the jig holder, I've yet to use the skis. When I do, I'll probably shorten the width to the minimum required the particular project.
 

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Late but I'm here, don't worry James i have your back. I too have the triton for my little table and it is the best under the table router. You have good taste in tools :dance3: . I did build a bench that it gets to sit on and ride on, router table stand/outfeed table/chopsaw table/ left over aquarium stand.
 

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Go gentle on me..

This is a WIP and is my first router table... but I'm experimenting a bit. Up until a bit ago it was an Incra / Jessem lift, PC router and Incra Fence. The last few days I've added the second router (a plunge with a bitjack for table-plunging) and a pin router arm. The plunger can also use the incra fence. I'm hoping to try out some mortise-making with it.

The miter gauge is from my table saw but was designed to fit if needed. The miter track also has Tee track. I still need to make the cabinet base.
 

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Ahhhhhhhhhhh Grasshopper... you've learned well!!!!!!


Now to come up with a cabinet design that looks as good as the table.....
Great job Jim!!!
 

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Nice setup Jim


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This is a WIP and is my first router table... but I'm experimenting a bit. Up until a bit ago it was an Incra / Jessem lift, PC router and Incra Fence. The last few days I've added the second router (a plunge with a bitjack for table-plunging) and a pin router arm. The plunger can also use the incra fence. I'm hoping to try out some mortise-making with it.

The miter gauge is from my table saw but was designed to fit if needed. The miter track also has Tee track. I still need to make the cabinet base.
 

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Dang Jim !! Zebra wood table top too ? Well now you're just showing off ! :p


Nice tables people !

I'll post my ghetto fabulous Ryobi make over soon.
I just changed the miter track and the plate is all.
Use what ya have type a deal ya know what I mean.
 

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A man after my own heart. Looks like you enjoy making the machine and fixturing as much or more than the projects. Nice job. See my gallery for my latest router table loosely patterned after Norm's but with cast iron top, Benchdog prolift and added digital readout.
 

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Thanks for all the kind words... as you can see from all the scratches on the table, router plates, etc., it was built to be used. It doesn't look like it but all you see was new three months ago. Hey, they're tools. That's why I buy 'em tough. I may not be the quickest learner out there but, with enough firewood, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Hey, we can use the firewood here in the "Cruel Arctic North"! <g>

The purpose of the picture of the lift with the wrenches is to show how, with the PC7518 and Incra/Jessem lift, the router lifts far enough for the wrench to engage the lower nut while flat on the table.
 

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Dang Jim !! Zebra wood table top too ? Well now you're just showing off ! :p


Nice tables people !

I'll post my ghetto fabulous Ryobi make over soon.
I just changed the miter track and the plate is all.
Use what ya have type a deal ya know what I mean.
Yea.. I had to *import* the zebras... they aren't indigenous to Alaska... yet! :D
 
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