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I have heard of people doing this but never actually seen one that someone has built.

Is this possible and is it complicated at all? Any one have any plans for making one?
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I have heard of people doing this but never actually seen one that someone has built.

Is this possible and is it complicated at all? Any one have any plans for making one?
Hi Marcus:

On the top of the page you'll see "Community Search." Type in "router table" and start reading. There's thousands of pictures of just about every type there is. If you're still unsure, start reading the daily threads and you'll quickly find what you're looking for.

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Here's a couple of threads to get you started. There's plenty more.


http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...our-table.html

http://www.routerforums.com/axlmyks-...e-cabinet.html

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I have heard of people doing this but never actually seen one that someone has built.

Is this possible and is it complicated at all? Any one have any plans for making one?
Marcus,

In answer to your questions, yes it is possible and was a good "first significant project" for me when I made one this last summer. I recommend taking a look at as many tables as you can and picking the features you think you'd like and incorporating them. The big advantage of this approach is that you can later make others as you work with it and find your needs change and how it could be better "if I only"..


Here's a good thread with lots of people's tables posted.

http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...our-table.html

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Sweet! Thanks guys!

I may start out with a small little store baught table and then move up with the big dogs and make my own at some point.
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Sweet! Thanks guys!

I may start out with a small little store baught table and then move up with the big dogs and make my own at some point.
Do it the other way 'round. Build your own first, save the cash and buy bits. Far more rewarding and much less expensive.

Look, order an OakPark baseplate for your router, get the instructions on how to create a recess in a chunk of MDF, figure out some way to suspend the MDF somewhere and start routing. It's that simple.

send me a private message with your e-mail address and I'll send you a *.pdf of some of my notes.

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Marcus keep one thing in mind, and all of has done it, no matter what table you build in the end you will still think, I wish I had done???????. So build it with the idea you may or may not modify it....I'm on my third revision..

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Hi Marcus,

As you've probably noticed, there are many methods available to you. The most important thing to remember is, it's only as complicated as "you" make it to be. Build or buy? No right or wrong answer. Build your own, gives you the satisfaction that YOU made it. Purchasing one, gives you ideas on the "how" & "what" you can do to "improve" it.

I have the OP table and have never looked back. It follows the K.I.S.S. rule. Any extra's needed, are simple made jigs, which is what every table needs sooner or later.

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I hear ya on that one Hamlin!

Right now the table that I'm going to get will be a gift. I'm sure that I'm going to be using it for a while until I get to the point where I build my own. After what I've seen on here (awesome!) and stuff I've seen on the net I'm sure I could be happy with whatever I come up with.

Again, thanks guys!
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