Thank you, Cabinetman, John, and Dave!!!
A few follow up questions please:
There's a good reason to double up the [3/4 inch melamine] top.
If I do double up the melamine top for the router table, can I use TiteBond III to laminate it together? Or will I need a special glue / special prep to laminate melamine together?
Could I laminate the 3/4 melamine on top of 3/4 plywood instead of on top of another piece of melamine? Is there any benefit to using ply over the melamine?
If I do double up the router table top, I will HAVE
to make a base for suspending the router in the top. Can I use 3/8 inch plywood for the base? (I have phenolic that is about 3/8 inch but I am afraid to cut it because of the fumes / dust problems). What else would make a good (pronounced as "in-eks-SPEN-sive") router base?
You have two choices for the replacement for your table saw
a) Rout a 3/4in slot 3/8in in the melamine. For the amount of use this may have, this is your least expensive option.
Thank you. I will probably end up doing just that.
However, be prepared to tune in next week when I ask, "How Do I fix Up A Self Cut Miter Slot Groove That Is Too Big?"
The Incra track is likely for jigs and NOT for a mitre gauge, so it may be intended for 1/4in bolts for jig hold down.
Thanks for pointing that out. I wasn't sure, so here is a link to the incra track.
And one last question about routing while I am at it.
I know you should NOT use a miter gauge and a a fence at the same time on a TABLE SAW. But is it ok to use both a miter gauge and a fence at the same time on a ROUTER?
Thanks again, everyone.