Sat, May 28, 2005, 6:17pm (EDT+4) email@example.com (CNT)
A simple search in google's <snip>
Ah, someone that's googled. But, you would probably have been more
ahead if you'd just done a regular google. However.
I'm not back, but saw this thread while posting for some input.
I've been told I think differently from most other people. Possibly. I
do know I get somewhat puzzled when I read posts like this. Unless
you're planning on making plans, and selling them, I wouldn't worry so
much about it if I was you. Just make something that satisfies your
wants, and needs, and esthetically pleases you.
My router table, about the Mk III model, is basic. The original
was put together out of scrap 2X4s, and a chunk of plywood for the top,
put together mostly with glue (Titebond II - gotta get some stock in
that company), maybe a nail or two, and bolts to bolt the whole thing
down. That didn't meet my needs, so was torn apart - as much as
possible, Titebond really holds - and as much as I could salvage, plus
some more scrap wood, made the second version. Repeat, for the next
version. Can't recall if I redid it again, or not. Still basically the
same. The top has about a 2" hole where the bit goes thru. I took
apart an earlier router, and absolutely no sawdust in it. I think you'd
have to have a pretty severe slant of the top, to have the chips/sawdust
slide off on it's own,. It just pushes out of the way on mine, by the
piece being worked, and I brush it off with a wide paint brush later.
If I ever need a fence on it, I'll just clamp a piece of 2X2, or 2X4,
on. It does exactly what I want, and need, it to do, and I really don't
care what anyone thinks of it's looks. If my needs for it ever change,
I will have no hesitation into remodeling it again, or tossing it, and
making another - this one might have around $2-2.50 in it - for the
Failure is ALWAYS an option.