I work with corian now and then and imagine the it would make an ideal
surface for a router table, but a large piece, unless well supported (or
bonded to a more ridgid substrate), would sag under its own weight. In
fact, this is a critical factor when using it for countertops. However, it
would make for smooth table top for routing.
No. I used Formica because that was in the plans. After several
years of heavy use, I'm very satisfied and would use Formica again.
The use of contact cement is a downside--plenty of ventilation is
needed. I think the Formica is a tougher than Corian, perhaps less
thats what i used and it works great. i used 3 peices and spaced em
out for a miter slot on each side. i also made the fence universal so
it can be used end to end or side to side. the slots were a little
deeper than needed so i used formica to built up the slots so my miter
guage sits flush to the top. i used 1 1/2"
x 2 1/2" oak for support underneath in a grid pattern and spaced the
grid so it is under the slots. if you like i can post some pics. for
the base i just used up some scrap plywood to form a crude cabinet.
its a shop tool so it aint got to be pretty!
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