Homemade router table with lift $100

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Old 03-10-02, 01:57 PM
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Homemade router table with lift $100

I recently built a new router table for my small workshop and pulled out all the stops. Since I probably use my router table more than any other tool, I decided that it needed some special features without the store bought cost. Since I consider myself a thrifty kind of guy, I visit the pawn shop on a regular basis and my table is the result. I built a 2'x4' table with a router lift and two power outlets and switches(one to turn on the router and the other for the light inside the table). I havent added the light yet or the cabinet doors, but plan to in the future... Here are the things that I used for construction and there prices..

1. 1hp craftsman router, pawn shop $30
2. scissors style car jack, coworker free
3. wood, $45
4. screws, $3
5. (2) 3/8" universal joints, pawn shop $2
6. (1) 13/16" wrench, pawn shop $1
7. 3/8" steel rod (36" long), $4
8. (2) 3/8" nylon bushings, $1
9. (1) 3/8" bolt (1" long), $.50
10. (2) power outlets with switch, $10
11. (2) outlet boxes and covers, $2
12. 9' power supply cord, $8.50
13. everything else was made from scrap(fences, etc...)


I can control all of the depths of the router and lock it down from outside the table for about 10 bucks!
Enclosed are some pictures of it..
It took me about 15hrs to build but so far it has been well worth it...

Enjoy, Chad

Ok, maybe you could see the pictures if I knew how to post them, If you know how, let me know
 
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Old 03-11-02, 07:25 PM
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Chad,
Heres an attempt at a post of a pic-



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Old 03-11-02, 07:27 PM
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Chad,
Well, it almost worked.
Maybe my pics are too big(in pixels)??
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Old 03-12-02, 02:58 PM
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here are the pics

http://www.fortunecity.com/westwood/makeover/166/

Check out the first bit I ever burnt up. lol
Thanks for the help Rob and Fewalt

Chad
 

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Old 03-14-02, 01:40 PM
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Very clever...how did you mount the router to the jack...is it stable?
 
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Old 03-16-02, 12:48 PM
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Actually RW, I didn't even mount the router to the jack. The router just sits on top of it. The router is still mounted to the table, to adjust the depth you simply loosen the set screw on the router base with one rod and turn the other rod to raise and lower the router via the jack.. And yes it is stable since I welded two bolts to the jack base and bolted it to the table...

Thanks for asking
 
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Old 03-18-02, 11:16 AM
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Chad,

I have been trying to view your pictures but everytime I click on the link, it brings up a big copy of the Fortune City logo. It does the same thing for all 6 pictures you have listed. Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks
 
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Old 03-18-02, 05:42 PM
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Im sorry you cant view the pictures, I haven't had a problem getting to them through the link I posted nor have I heard of anyone else with this problem..

Do you have a newer browser?

Could that be the problem?

Sorry, If you really want to see them Private message me and I can email them.
 
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Old 06-25-02, 07:08 AM
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Great setup! Yup, one fried bit there.
 
 

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