Been meaning to make a router table for some time... but kind of walked into
the following deals...
Router Base: $10
Routinely our local Lowes has bathroom vanities on clearence. One weekend
they had a 30 inch vanity marked down from $90 to $20... I haggled them, and
they reduced the price to $10. Typical vanity... couple drawers on the side...
used some 1/4" plywood to close in the drawers to prevent sawdust from getting
Router Top: $3.75
Went to the local Habitat for Humanity Resource Center. They had a nice piece
of laminate counter top that fit my new found table for $5.00... but wait...
they had a 25% off all counter tops...
Ok... I could stop there... but time for me to splurge. Just ordered the
Veritas Router insert for $30 from Lee Valley... just got confirmation
it's gonna ship today. Also splurged for the template guides as well...
and some gardening goodies for my wife... so maybe this cost me more
than I really wanted it to. Anyway, I'm really psyched about the insert. Real
simple design... installation looks ingeniously simple. Great idea Lee
Mobile base... need to look at Harbor Freight to see if they have theirs on sale.
Miter Slot... probably get something from woodcraft...
Router Fence... probably the first thing I build after I get the insert.
In any event... many people have been talking about router tables lately and how to
build something cheaply. Obviously one could just have used a sheet of plywood and
that'd be it... but for $15 or so... I found a reasonable base and top... really
didn't need the insert... but I'd done so well so far... might as well splurge.
David J. Dube' Cisco Systems, Inc.
Phone: (919) 392-6694 7025 Kit Creek Road
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