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  • Routing/Edging A table top?

    Hello I was going to make a coffee table for my Mom and I was wondering the best way to router the top. I was going to glue together oak and make a 21" x 42" top. Would I just use the router or use router table?
    Thanks again
    Kevin

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    Re: Routing/Edging A table top?

    Kevin - Either could work. Using a router table can have some advantages but it really depends on the size and stability of the router table... a panel of that size would likely be too much for a small router table. If you've got a big solid router table, I'd probably try that. If not, free hand works fine, you just need to be careful not to tip the router.

    Make sure the top is flat and the edge is nice and smooth because the bearing will follow that edge. You may need to make multiple passes. Good luck!

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      Re: Routing/Edging A table top?

      Thanks will give it a shot.

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        Re: Routing/Edging A table top?

        not sure if it would be useful, but I was reading up on an offset router base that should help with stability when routing larger projects.
        http://www.milescraft.com/product/1205.html

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