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Easy Routing Table


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Just wanted to share with you all the routing table I made....

I have a router and noticed that routing smaller stuff was difficult because there is not enough wood for your router to rest on.. So I wanted a routing table, but I wanted to make one quickly and one that would be easy and quick top set up..

So I came up with a solution of using my work vise as the table. I used a 2,3 cm (approx 1 inch) thick MDF board as the routing tabletop. In this board (which is way to thick to put your router under..) I cut out a piece large enough to fit my router through. Then I routed a 8 mm deep rectangle around the hole and cut a piece of 8 mm MDF to the same dimensions.... To that piece I can Attach my router with 3 bolts...

I'm pleased with the result and it works great...

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Grz Arjan

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MDF for the table piece should work just fine and dandy, particularly at that thickness, but 8mm MDF to hold a router? As the plate? For long-term use? I'm very skeptical. I'd use plywood at the very least, preferably phenolic (Trespa) or aluminum if you want to buy one. I just got one of the MCLS plates, installed the router in my 2"-MDF-plus-1"-melamine top, reinforcing the melamine a little with superglue post-routing. Rock solid.

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MDF for the table piece should work just fine and dandy, particularly at that thickness, but 8mm MDF to hold a router? As the plate? For long-term use? I'm very skeptical. I'd use plywood at the very least, preferably phenolic (Trespa) or aluminum if you want to buy one. I just got one of the MCLS plates, installed the router in my 2"-MDF-plus-1"-melamine top, reinforcing the melamine a little with superglue post-routing. Rock solid.

Mattia, you could be right there.... I could always change the middle piece for plywood or trespa if the MDF starts to flex.. I just used what I had lying around... and it's not like the router is hanging on the MDF board all the time... I just set is up when I need it and when I'm done I detach the router and store the MDF boards away.... so for now it works just fine for me...

Grz Arjan

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