Build a Router Table
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Fine Woodworking senior editor Matt Kenney premieres his latest Video Workshop project: a stand-alone router table with integrated dust collection, a dead-accurate fence, and a super-smooth top.
Construction of the router table begins with a rigid base built from MDF and hard maple ribs. With the base built, learn how to construct a simple cabinet of MDF, perfect for the storage of your routers, bits, and wrenches.
Learn how to build simple MDF drawers with false fronts and full-extension drawer slides, and outfit your new router table with plenty of storage space.
Learn how to use strong, simple dowel joinery to construct a maple support structure for your router table's top.
Learn how to build a smooth laminate top for your router table.
Learn how to build an accurate fence with specialized cam clamps for your router table.
Learn how to wire your router table for single-switch activation of both your router and dust collection.
Learn a whole host of basic router table techniques, including how to accurately set bit height, making zero-clearance fence inserts, and how to tackle tricky end grain routing.
Amp up your router table skills with advanced lessons on routing curved drawer fronts and how to build a super-safe bit guard.
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