Cutting Board Router Table Insert
When I wanted to build a router table, I checked out the phenolic and acrylic inserts in the mail-order catalogs and decided they were too expensive. Then I came up with the idea to use a plastic cutting board, the kind found at any store that sells cooking utensils. The board machined well and cost less than $5.
Rick Grinstead, Charlotte, N.C.
Fine Woodworking Magazine, April 2000 No. 141