These plans: Benchtop Router Table
All woodworkers know that a router is one of the most important tools in shop. But when we mount our router in a good router table, the versatility of this tool increases dramatically.
Using a router without a router table is much like using a hand held electric saw instead of a table saw. Both a table saw and a router table are indespensible for those that are serious about woodworking.
This router table surface features a strip of Miter Gauge track to enable you to use a miter gauge. You can also mount a feather board on it to ensure your work piece remains flush against the fence.
First are images of parts you will need to make.
Next are the Assembly Instructions. Looking through the assembly process first will give you a good picture of what is involved in building this project.
Detailed parts drawings are shown next. You can see all the details you need to make the parts for this Router Table Fence.
Finally, you can see a list of the parts and hardware needed.
Page Top Parts Images Parts Drawings Items Needed
Congratulations, Your Router Table is complete! Now, all you need to do is mount your router to your router plate and place the router plate into the cutout in the Router Table Top.
Page Top Parts Images Assembly Materials Needed
The top of the Router Table is made from three pieces of 1/2" thick MDF board. After the proper cutouts are made, the two Top pieces and SubTop will be glued together to form a 1" thick completed Top. Note that Top Rear and Top Front sections will be separated by the Miter Gauge Track during assembly.
MDF board is typically very flat and resistant to warping. However, if not properly
sealed, it will asorb moisture, and swell up and become deformed if liquid is spilled on it
I highly recommend that, when the project is finished, you coat the MDF material with two or three coats of polyurethane finish to seal it. This will prevent it from becoming swollen and distorted by moisture absorption.
Page Top Parts Images Assembly Parts Drawings
|Table Saw||Scroll Saw||Electric Drill|
|Pocket Hole Jig||Sander||Screwdrivers|
|#8 Flat Head Wood Screws||1 1/4" long||18|
|#6 Flat Head Wood Screws||1/2" long||6|
|Pocket Hole Screws||1 1/4" long||14|
|1/4-20 Hex Head Bolts||2" long||4|
|Flat Washers||1/4" ID||8|
|Lock Washers||1/4" ID||4|
|1/4-20 Hex Nuts||1/4-20||4|
|Finishing Nails||1 1/2" long||20|
|Threaded Knobs (1/4-20)||2|
|Miter Gauge Track (1 1/4" wide)||25" long||1|
|Top (Rear Section)||22” long by 12 1/4” wide||1/2" MDF||1|
|Top (Front Section)||22" long by 3 1/2" wide||1/2" MDF||1|
|Subtop||22" long by 17" wide"||1/2" MDF||1|
|Frame Front-Back||18" long by 2 1/4" wide||3/4" Wood||2|
|Frame Ends||10 1/2" long by 2 1/4" wide||3/4" Wood||2|
|Front Stiffener||15" long by 1 3/4" wide||3/4" Wood||1|
|Rear Stiffener||15" long by 1 1/2" wide||3/4" Wood||1|
|Legs||12" long by 5 1/2” wide||3/4" Wood||2>|
|Feet||16" long by 3 1/2" wide||3/4" Wood||2>|
|Bit Holder Top||15" long by 4 1/4" wide||3/4" Wood||1|
|Bit Holder Bottom||15" long by 2 3/4" wide||3/4" Wood||1>|
|Bit Holder Sides||15" long by 1 1/4" wide||3/4" Wood||2>|
When you are finished building your router table, we also have free plans for a router table fence that is designed specifically for this router table. Click the link below for our free fence plans.
Free Router Table Fence Plans
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