Been wanting this for quite a while. My old table was an MDF Bosch router table. The power switch, base, Fence and accessories are salvageabe.
The new stuff. The table surface is a JessEm Mast-R-Top 24×32 Phenolic table. Bought it from Wood craft. The Fence is a JessEm Mast-R-Fence II.
I chose this table and fence over the others because I like the ability to measure both sides of the fence for more accuracy.
The router is a Porter Cable 3.25 Hp. model 7518. Bought from Amazon. I do like my Bosch routers. But they are some what underpowered when routing 5/4 or thicker hardwood. Porter Cable has a good name. Years ago when I worked in a cabinet shop it was what they used for heavy routing.
The Router Lift Table. My first. After considering long and hard….. I went with Woodpeckers. I compared the multiple Router lifts. Woodpeckers was, in my view, the best. It quickly adjusts up/down with a neat springy handle. Its micro-adjuster is a perfect feel to me.
I spent a bout 4 hours building the Red oak router table. Its 1 1/2x 3 1/2 legs. The other boards are 3 1/2" x3/4" and 2 1/2" x 3/4". Cut 3/4" wide mortise joints; 3/4" inch deep. Set board in place glued. Dowel pins from top on top rails. And bottom from bottom rails. Will clean up pencil marks. glue and imperfections. Sand and oil at a later time.
Really looking forward to firing this thing up.
Posted by Gary in Piqua on 2020-01-12 00:08:05
Tagged: , JessEm , Mast-r-Fence , II , Mast-R-Top , 03006 , 24X32 , Oak , Woodpeckers , Router , Tale , Lift , Porter Cable , 3.25 , Stand , Wood working