Router lift and plate for building my table


Okay, so I decided (based on encouragement from friends and strangers) to build my own router table. I mean, how BAD could it be? (that'll be yet another story for another day)
The first thing I do is start looking for a phenolic sheet to make my router plate for the table. I found some at the Aircraft Spruce & Specialty company. I planned on using a 3/4" piece so that I could handle the heaviest of routers.
So I find that a 12"x12" 3/4" sheet would cost me $67 ... plus shipping!
Yikes! So I take another look at router plates and find a Jessem Router Lift w/plate (3/4" phenolic) for $135 and free shipping!
So for $65 more, I get the plate, it's cut and ready-drilled for my Bosch 1617, AND I get the Jessem 02302 router lift.
Somedays ... it feels good to spend money!
Jack
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mywebaccts (at) PLUGcomcast.net wrote:

Sounds Like the way to go. :-)
For more ideas -- you might want to look here... Table system stuff. http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=1&cat=1,43053&p=43885
And accessories of course. http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=1&cat=1&p=43000
Course then you would have to spend more money. :-))
-- Will R. Jewel Boxes and Wood Art http://woodwork.pmccl.com The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. George Bernard Shaw
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Yeah, I was looking at their site already. Some great stuff! I'm actually going to try to make the fence myself, but it's nice to have a fallback in case my efforts turn out to be a total disaster.
Jack
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Now if you want to build a real work-horse that is accurate to .001" take a look at this one http://www.patwarner.com/routerfence.html
Pat did an article in FWW a few years back on how to build this (he sells them too) and I built it. Great fence and makes a great complement to the Jessem Rout-R-Lift that I coupled it with. One helluva combination. But as Pat will tell you - a 2 by 4 will work also....
Bob S.
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That's exactly the fence I plan on building! I already got the plans for it. It looks like I have the flexibility to easily tweak the design if I don't want all the bells and whistles. After I start work on it, I'll decide how far I want to go with that particular project.
Pat does some amazing work!!!
Jack
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mywebaccts (at) PLUGcomcast.net wrote:

I have a split fence on my router -- no fancy adjustments -- I just use a ruler and eyeball the difference -- although I could use a feeler gauge... Clearly this one is quite precise.

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"mywebaccts (at) PLUGcomcast.net" <"mywebaccts (at) PLUGcomcast.net"> wrote in <snip>

Why does this provide superior performance to an aluminum plate at $50 to $70?
Enquiring minds want to know...
Patriarch
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I presume it's easier to work with, particularly for a novice like myself. But either way, that's moot now.
As far as a fence goes ... that I'll build myself. It should be fun!
Jack
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