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post #1 of 37 Old 09-26-2010, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Vertical / Horizontal router table build

This all started a few years ago, I was at a garage sale and there was a whole collection of Popular mechanics do it yourself Encyclopedia's from the late 50's. I bought the whole set for $5.00. Not that I thought I would use them I just thought they would be interesting reading.
What I discovered is, back then if you did not have a tool you just built one.
Nowadays there is just about any tool out there you can think of, so if you are building one, it either doesn't exist, or you can't afford to buy one.
I got inspired by the idea of building some creative tools and haven't stopped thinking about it since. I spent 2 years building a router based milling machine for wood. If anyone wants to see it I will post some pictures.

As far as this post goes. I just finished a router table that can go from vertical to horizontal and every thing in between. This is the finished rough version of it. The first thing I tried to do with it is make a slot for a spline on a 45 degree cuts. It worked very well I was very satisfied.

I have 2 fences for it, one is stationary at 90 degrees and the other is adjustable.
It also has raising and lowering capability on the table.
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post #2 of 37 Old 09-26-2010, 05:38 PM
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That's very cool.
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That's nice work.

Check out the router table post is "Safety". What do you have in mind for the guards?
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Nicely done, and very creative. Looks very functional. Any details on router mounting?
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Yes, I did read that post on router safety, and although I don't show it in the pictures I have a few ways to keep my fingers out of the bit. As you can see, my fences are very high I do this on purpose so I can clamp any type of finger boards or guards as needed in any position. I don't like to fasten anything permanent to the fence because It may hinder some of my applications.

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Here are some pictures of how I mounted the router. As you can see I basically cut everything at a 45 degree angle to hold everything in place. I did sand the cuts very smooth and rubbed wax on them just to keep the movement from binding. Also because I used 3/4 material I routed the back of the slide down 3/8 just to let the router sit deeper in the table.
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Very cool and well done. I have been wanting to make both a vertical and horizontal router tables one on each side of my radial arm saw. I like your setup for moving the router and especially the tilting capability. I saw in one of the woodworking Magazines a router lift that also allowed you to tilt the router. You done a very nice job of incorporating all 3 ideas in one table.

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Now that is clever,very impressive well done..
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Looks like it works great!

I for one, would like to see your milling machine also.

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Thanks for the thumbs up. I am going to put it to the test this weekend to see what else I can do with it.
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I will start a new post for the milling machine.
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That looks very well thought out and something that can be built without an engineering degree.

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Very nice...Another thumbs up.

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GREAT JOB! Looking good.
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I like it. That looks like it's just what I need. Wish I had the talent to design one like it.
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Hi, Do you by any chance have plans for this router table? It is exactly what I would like to make for my small workshop.

Many thanks

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Hi, Do you by any chance have plans for this router table? It is exactly what I would like to make for my small workshop.

Many thanks

Jerrard
Jerrard,
Yes, I do have plans available. If you are interested contact me through private message for details.
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where do I get these plans how do I go to private message
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Very Nice! I'd like to have plans for something like this!
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Hi I'm new to this place and I'm trying to get my shop up and I have been looking for a router table and after seeing yours I can tell that's what I'm looking for so if you have plans I was wondering if you would post or send them thanks.

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how do I get plans for this router table
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How do I get the plans for the tilt top router table?
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