How to make a router table for a small workshop

In some of my last projects I had small parts that needed a chamfer done with the router. To do that I had to screw the part onto another sheet and than balance the router on the part to make the chamfer.

It wasn’t only a tedious job, the results weren’t stunning either. That’s when I decided that it was time to make a router table.

With space being one of the limiting factors in my workshop I decided to make the router table removable and mountable on my toolbench that I build earlier this year. This allows me to quickly remove it when I’m not using it

I also made the router easy to mount and to remove. In a lot of routertable builds the router gets screwed directly onto the table making it kind of permanent. I have only one router so that wasn’t working for me.

Tools I used

  • Drill (press)

  • Bandsaw

  • Jigsaw

  • Tracksaw

  • Router

  • Disk sander

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