Woodshop Tools: Building a Rolling Router Table

How to build woodshop tools. The rolling router table is built from a spool, the article includes detailed instructions and photos.



Router table 1
1. After cutting parallel straight edges on one end of the spool, use a large T-square to locate matching corners at the other end.  
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Building a homemade router table from a spool.
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Router table 2
2. Use squares to lay out the shape of the router table.
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5. Use a straightedge, and shim as necessary to assure that the frame under the tabletop gets installed flat.
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4. Increase the portability of your router table by attaching casters to the underside.
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Router table 3
3. Cut off semicircular portions of the spool using a blade that won't mind cutting through a few hidden nails.
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7. Use double-sided carpet tape to hold the guide boards in place for routing the base plate recess.
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6. Drill holes in the corners of the cutout area and use a jigsaw to connect them.
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8. Set the bit depth to the thickness of the guide boards plus the base plate.
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