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  1. Power Tools & Machinery
    Background: For years, all I had was an early 1980s Black and Decker router. It is big, heavy, underpowered, and takes only 1/4 inch router bits. Last year I added a Makita compact router set. At the same time, I also bought a Porter-Cable 895PK mid-size fixed/plunge router set, which comes in a...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    How to make a router lift mechanism with your plunge router. I place router beside my table saw, i think that very pratice. i give extra aluminum on top table this is give more flat surface and durable.I build system router lift with simple tools and bycycle cable brake.It works fine and very...
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    Ahoy all! I recently acquired a Bosch router table which I’m excited to work with. It’s the Bosch RA1181 Benchtop Router Table, and I was curious if anyone has any recommendations for a router to go with it. I currently have an old plunge router from Harbor Freight, so I’m looking to get...
  4. Joinery
    So I'm new to making mortise and tenon joints and recently attempted my first one. I'm doing these for breadboard ends on table tops with 1 1/2" thick doug fir. I used my fixed base router with a 3/4" x 1/2" deep straight cut bit for the tenon and a 1/2" x 2 1/2" straight cut bit for the...
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    I've just finished a new router table. I didnt want to give up floor space to one since I have a spindle moulder and tend to use the router table for small stuff - so I've built a stow-away version that clips on to the edge of a bench and can be removed and put in the cupboard below when not in...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm got a very heavy and large workbench/cabinet that was probably a retail store fixture. It's aluminum framed on all edges and the top is formica over two layers of particle board totaling almost 1.5" thick. My gut tells me it's "dead flat" (especially at the corners), but what do experienced...
  7. New Member Introductions
    I'm relatively new to router tables. Can anyone tell me why all router tables show an insert plate and why the router cannot simply be screwed directly underneath the router table with countersunk screws from above. If I hinge the entire table, I can access the collet to change cutter-bits and...
  8. Power Tools & Machinery
    This is one of those projects that started out as “ya know it would be soooo awesome if…” I used John’s plans at ibuildit.ca to build the lifts. Two 2hp routers @ $39.99 each. And some birch plywood. Dust collection with variable speed on the routers. Never before have I used a woodworking...
  9. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    this is my low $$$ router table. i don't have the need for a big permanent router table, though i seem to use this one more and more. all routers have mounting nuts in the base. get some bolts, measure the distance between them and the center of the bit. layout your bolt holes and drill...
  10. Project Showcase
    So I've been wanting a better router table with a lift, and I had this old 8" craftsman table saw with a cast iron table top just rusting away. So the innovative genius (or the cheap skate :thumbsup:) in me went to work, even used the lift mechanism from the old table saw blade lift :yes: Its...
  11. Woodworking Videos
    Someone asked me to do a video showing how I cut out the hole to insert a router plate into a router table, have a look. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4utHdZO3iA Thanks for watching!
  12. Woodworking Videos
    I had a request to do a video on my little mobile router table. I figured I would share it with yall too! Thanks for watching I hope you enjoyed it.
  13. Project Showcase
    I'd been using a table saw extension with a home made cheap fence for my router table and, while, it served it's purpose, it certainly wasn't optimal by any means. So I'm building this router table made out of scrap oak ply and hard maple trim. It will also serve as my table saw's side table...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hello, everyone. I'm new to both woodworking and these forums. I come from a small town in Texas called Azle. It's a little northwest of Ft. Worth. Anyway, I'm currently a full-time college student majoring in Psychology, and I've decided to pick up a new hobby that I've always been...
  15. Power Tools & Machinery
    I need a router table for a couple of projects I am working on. I have looked at the router tables at Lowes and Home Depot and would like some advice before I decide to make or buy one. The store bought ones seemed ot have improved a lot in the last few years. I will be using it mostly for...
  16. Power Tools & Machinery
    I need to upgrade and add some tools in my shop. I currently have a small tabletop router table and misc hand held units for most applications, but want to get a larger more permanent mounted router station and or shaper. My question is what is the best system out there for a router...
  17. Project Showcase
    A cabinet I made. I tried to jazz it up a bit and choose a painted finish to match my delta tablesaw. I made the top 1 1/2" thick and wrapped it with red oak. I also used the red oak in the cabinet.
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