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post #21 of 51 Old 02-11-2013, 03:12 PM
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whhen i grow up, i wanna make a router table just like this one! seriously though, this is wicked nice.
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Well I finally got it finished! The fence turned out nicely. I ended up at HD and saw these 2 1/2" eave vents and I thought what a way to get fresh air in the cabinet without drilling holes in the door, like I've seen some folks do.
I laminated both the face and the bottom of the fence for smooth movement. I had a can of white spray paint, so before I laid the P-lam I hit it with the white just to somewhat spruce it up.
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It was enjoyable building this and I know This table will increase my capabilities. Thanks again for all your kind comments and suggestions.
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WOW> Awesome job!
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That is one sweet set up, top to bottom, front to back, side to side, inside and out.

Well thought out and well executed.

The tall fence is very nice. Did you build it from plans or design it yourself?

Fantastic job!

When I die, I want to go peacefully like my grandfather did in his
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Thanks guys! Really I just went off of other peoples pictures of their tables, gathering ideas of things I liked. I'm not so certain you could say this was well thought out though. Half way through the build I had to scrap my first idea for the router bit drawer, it was just not coming together as I wanted it to. Bad design.
I had to walk away for awhile and let the brain stew on the issue.
Take the plexi door for instance, while I like it and wanted to incorporate it, the picture I saw of it had holes drilled in it for freash air intake, that I didn't like so much. In a momement of inspiration at HD I saw those eave vents and it hit me Waalaa! Now whether or not they provide the necessary fresh air, well that remains to be seen.
I wish I had made the top alittle wider, maybe give it a 2 or 3" overhang. But it's finished, so any second guessing is only gonna give me a headache, so I'll just enjoy it and use it. ALOT!
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... The tall fence is very nice. Did you build it from plans or design it yourself?

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Just looked at a bunch of pictures and came up with this..No plans

This is what I was looking at http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...le&FORM=HDRSC2

I'm just a copy cat! as well as 200 other folks
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Sorry I thought the no plans applied only to the table and top.

Great job on everything

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Beautiful table
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Wow this came together so nicely. Well done, and thanks for all the time you spent taking photos. It helps newbys like me to envision how the process of doing this works.
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That is very nice. It's almost too nice for shop stuff!
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AMAZING job on your table!! Thanks for taking the time to take and post so many photos.
When you routed the top for your plate how did you determine which bit would cut the radius which would match the corner radius on the plate?


I can do everything except mount the drawer guides. They'd have to have some serious adjustments for me to ever line them up.

I made one cabinet and bought a table and when I went to mount the table on the cabinet I used some double sided tape I bought at an auto parts store. I figured the tape would let me move it around a bit before I mounted it permanently. I placed the table on the cabinet and found out it wouldn't move at all. I could lift the complete cabinet holding on to the table and it wouldn't budge. I tried about 10yrs. later to beat it off with a small sledge........won't budge. I had a problem with the guides and since I couldn't replace the table I routed new slots for new guides in place. Odd thing is after all that abuse....lifting and beating the table is still flat.

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Good job on the table. Way to go with the Pecker and the Porter.

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God that's sweet!!! Wish I has that talent.

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That's an awesome table! Great design & use of space. And the fence design looks like a winner

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Crusader.....can you confirm how high the top of your table is off the ground?
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Crusader.....can you confirm how high the top of your table is off the ground?
It is 37"
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Would you keep it the same height if you rebuilt it today?
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Would you keep it the same height if you rebuilt it today?
The only thing I would change on my table is the table over hang. I might increase it maybe 1 1/2" but other than that I think it came out better than I expected. it's a joy to use.
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