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  • Router table...a little bit crazy...

    Good day

    I'm almost sure that you did not see such a router table...

    The one in the pics below, is my old router table and it is...except router table, also;
    Doweling machine
    Jointer (no, not the traditional split fence...)

    The new router table is in addition to the above, also;
    Mortiser (rolling)
    Finger (box) joint sled (rolling)

    The new router table also includes
    Build-in sled (not in a miter slot)
    Router lift (home-made) at the outer side so, the handle stays in place all the time and does interfere with any operation.

    But that's for another time, for the time being here is my old router table (still functional)...


  • #2
    Re: Router table...a little bit crazy...

    Ingenious! The router lift and foot pedal are a work of art. This really shows what can be accomplished with a little wood and an imagination. The storage part is great for those of us with small spaces in which to work. Who manufactures the folding stand?


    • #3
      Re: Router table...a little bit crazy...

      Thank you JJCiesla

      I bought this folding stand in Japan.
      It's "Sun king metal work corp." --"SK-1060"
      The only place that I cold find it is here



      • #4
        Re: Router table...a little bit crazy...

        I'm in the process of building a table for a new 1/2" collet router that I just purchased. It is a plunge router, but I wondered how often that theplunge feature is required as compared to an easy micro depth adjustment?

        I've had my old 1/4" collet router about 35 years and never used a plunge router.



        • #5
          Re: Router table...a little bit crazy...

          Hi Paul

          Well, on the other hand, if you'll give me a non-plunge router, I'll call it a trimmer (just kidding).

          I think that in Europe you will not find anymore a non-plunge router (to my knowledge) and all of my 3 routers are of the plunge type.

          First, as an held hand router, I think that it's easier to work, especially if I start the routing not from the board edge.

          As for the table mounted router, for me, the plunge feature is very, very usefull for dowelling

          And, I could never make the router lift to lift the router while cutting mortices