A Homemade Router Table
A Homemade Router Table
A Homemade Router Table
A Homemade Router Table

I found myself in need of a router table a while back and rather than spend the money for this kind of one time deal I made one.
The router I used was an old Craftsman of my father's and I bought a router table adapter plat for Craftsman routers for around $10 (USD) an followed the instructions for drilling the screw holes and centering the router. I did however countersink the retaining screw heads into the plate so that the work surface was flush.
For the table I had an old table top from some small dresser lying around waiting to be burned and simply cut a hole in the middle slightly smaller than the adapter plate's outer edge and bigger than the router's diameter. I then traced the adapter plate over the newly cut hole, set the router's depth to the thickness of the plate, and routered a rabbit for the plate to sit flush with the table surface.
For table legs I simple propped the board across some saw horses and let the router hang from the adapter plate. A pair of C clamps and a scrap peice of wood worked as a fence and it worked extremely well for my project and after I was done the wood went right back into the burn pile...

As always comments and thoughts are welcome and appreciated, thanks for looking.
 
 

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