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Old 08-31-2015, 09:35 PM
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Hi Guys, just wondering if anyone has made themselves a DIY router table and have drawings or photos and guidance on the best way to connect the router to the base?

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Old 08-31-2015, 10:38 PM
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Nobby,

I just used a commercial router lift for mine, just cut a hole and rabbet a ledge to hold it and then you get really precise adjustments.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:46 AM
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I have a couple that are both partly home built. One is a cabinet with a Sommerfeld top (which really doesn't count).

The other in my tablesaw extension and is based on a Rockler aluminum router plate which they unfortunately don't sell any longer. What's nice about this is I have a pair of Hitach TR-12's that I can set up one with a rail bit, and the other with the stile bit, and I'm good to go for the entire project.

The extension table for my tablesaw is 1.5" thick baltic birch with home center grade laminate on top. I cut a hole in the extension table with a Jigsaw about an inch smaller than the size of the plate, and used a pattern bit to cut the recess for the plate itself to sit on. The fence is MDF with a melamine face on it.

Any table that is solid, stable, and flat will do.

Tablesaw mounted router with a Triton router in it at the moment.


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Old 09-02-2015, 04:12 AM
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Here's mine.
Woodpeckers lift, Incra fence.
Top is MDF with a laminated sheet glued to it.
Looks rough and shabby, but it's done ten years of hard work in my woodshop.
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:04 PM
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I modified the table from this article to attach to two sawhorses and flip open to adjust the bit height.

Charles

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