Wednesday Woodworking – Router Table

Went out this week to start making some picture frames for Heather.  Work was to start on the router table to shape the stock.  Ended up spending two hours on maintenance on the router table before I was able to do a test cut.

I thought machines were suppose to make woodworking easier and faster.

Well, I had to clean, lubricate, adjust, and find a where I stashed the new router bit.

So this week’s project is: The Router Table

The rabbiting bit.

I actually built this table about 10 years ago. It’s held up well, but might need a new insert soon (the black and red thing).

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop,


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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20 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – Router Table

  1. Barb Knowles says:

    Do I sounds uneducated when I say I’ve never heard of a router table? I only know about routers with modems. They often go on a table. Does that count?

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  2. Glynis Jolly says:

    That is an amazing table, Andrew.

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  3. Looks good!
    My dad did a lot of woodworking and he built himself a router table as well. Looked similar to yours, except all his cabinets were laminated with formica, because he got it for free at work (he made kitchen cabinets for a mobile home company!).

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  4. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Your table has held up well over time, Andrew. The piano hinges are a nice touch.

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  5. GP Cox says:

    I find too many projects like that. They seem like a good idea at the time, but then I look at the maintenance to keep things going and I wonder why I did it in the first place!!?

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  6. That’s funny. I bet you have similar experiences with technology. I sure do!

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  7. Coisas EM'adeira says:

    A rebate and moulding plane blades could be sharpen and ready to work in less time!!! 😀 😀 😀

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  8. Carrie Rubin says:

    It’s like computers supposedly making our lives faster. In most ways they do, but we spend an awful lot of timing fixing their bugs and glitches!

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