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need a router table

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:24 am
by twofish
So this might be a bit off-topic overall, but I figured I'd ask here....

Anyone know where I could find a small, cheap router table with fence? Cheap as in free to $20. I've checked craigslist, freecycle, and sales flyers for the big box guys.

I have a 1HP Craftsman router with (what looked like) a standard mounting ring, inherited.

Re: need a router table

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:47 am
by metis
CDX project sheet, several 2x4 remnants from the menards scrap bin, decking screws. you'll want to buy an insert and possibly some steel angle for mounting if t-nuts aren't going to work out.

Re: need a router table

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:54 am
by twofish
Perfect. :) I thought about making my own (hell, makers?), but what do you do for the fence?

I shake like a prior caffiene junkie now going thorough caffeine withdrawals. I'm terrible at controlling things through spinny things.

Re: need a router table

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:28 pm
by metis
steel angle stock as backer for b/c ply with an opening, mounted to t-nuts in the deck and wing bolts through slots in the steel. for ease of adjustment.

Re: need a router table

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:09 pm
by escherblacksmith
do a google search for router table diy and you will get a bazillion different variations like this one: example1

I'd make the fence as described with a masonite face, very dense tends to live longer.