Video: Make a router table – Part 1

In this two part series I show you how to make your own router table using just two sheets of MDF and a salvaged counter top.

Download the plans: http://www.jordswoodshop.com/product/router-table-plans-sketchup-only/

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44 Comments

  1. nice

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  2. very nice, and my dear wife done what she likes to do, point out the bits we miss when painting.

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  3. missed your videos man.

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  4. relly nice to see a video of you again 🙂 and nice table too 🙂 really like the simplicity of it, tho i think i would want to make som kind of dustextraction if i build one, however you have only buildt the carcass yet so i’ll shut up and wait and see :)but please use respirator with mdf, those particles are really nasty :/you’ll sound like a 80 years old smoker when you’r 40 :/

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  5. Nice use of the housing joinery, one question did you use a Forstner bit or a proper cabinet hinge bit? The reason I ask is it has become impossible to get the 18mm MDF around my area and I found that the right sized Forstner bit would poke it’s centre point through the other side of the 16mm. I found I had to grind the point off and make a pilot hole to avoid doing that – a pain in the proverbial.

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  6. Just what I need but maybe smaller looking forward to see how you are going to make a fence seem like the hard part to me are you going to use a lift

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  7. Looking great man, it’s a lot of fun to watch your videos!

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  8. Good part 1 video of making your router table Jord. Looking forward to part 2. The idea of either making a table for my router or adding it to my table saw station is still dancing around in my head. I like how yours turned out. Putting some casters on it will be perfect for me!

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  9. Did you know I had just bought my first router and needed a table project ?

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  10. Any chance you can upload in HD?

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  11. I see someone already said something about MDF dust. Not to come across like captain safety, but my first woodworking project was made mostly with MDF and I developed a painful cough that lased for “WEEKS”!I enjoy your videos. Take care of yourself.

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  12. I alway have trouble with the draw hangers. Any chancee of doing a video for that for a few types.

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  13. glad your back

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  14. First to say I am subscriber and I admire your work very much, I am cabinetmaker in small European country. I just could not stop laughing when I saw this video. You and almost all other American YouTube wood workers use European products in completely wrong way.I am not brave as you are to make video an put in on YouTube but I must do that in near future just to help you as you did help me with your videos.It is funny to see you use MDF as plywood…. It is not plywood you can not weaken edges by making dados and rabbits, MDF is very soft in the middle and will not hold at all, glue is not an option it is worst than trying to glue two end grain together no strenght at all MDF will suck all of glue. And yes… also very funny was making of the doors by scribing the middle point, that was hilarious.Draw slides you use can not hold more than 20-30Kg and your drawer have about 10-15kg so you can put only your socks in it now.Hinges, first you put it on the door, then on cabinet 32mm from the edge. You have drill press, use it for positioning hinges on doors 5mm from the edge of the door.Sorry for my english, you are probably laughing as I was.I hope I did not offend you, I did learn a lot from you only not in this video.

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  15. Ewww that was horrid

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  16. Hi Jordan, I plan on making some kitchen cupboards soon. I have a Festool Domino and was just going to do butt joints with dominos. Would you recommend this or should I be doing dados and rabbits? I want to keep things simple and thought the domino would be the fastest option but will I be compromising on strength?

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  17. Enjoying your videos… What are Pocket screws??

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  18. Is there a part 2 for this? Cheers

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  19. I just want that awesome table saw… Omg

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  20. I ducks wit it

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  21. Good job Jordo

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  22. i love you!!

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  23. 0:28 fk that gave me a heart attack

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  24. hi how do you receive the files

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  25. Omg i think she said nigga i would kick her ass im black and it sound like
    she is singing backwards and her shorts are to small or high

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  26. Dude as always, brilliant!Still hoping you will consider doing a beautiful Norwegian hot tub one day!?

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  27. WOW! That is a big table saw. Rock on!

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  28. Intervention… Ballista should have been in the tourney

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  29. Enjoy your videos very much. Can you tell me what brand of router you use?

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  30. I’m confused… how is Duncan a “Flux buddy” and a member of the Magic
    police at the same time, in the same world?

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  31. That is an awesome panel saw!

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  32. These days everything is expected to be plug and play. Either people are
    expected to already know how to use it or the machine is already set up so
    much as to be useable to look up the information…….

    Welcome to commodity computing!

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  33. I’m glad to see you use protection. I have watched to many videos where people are pushing material threw the table saw with there eye directly in line with the blade . I have had carbide pieces come off my blade so this concerns me .I wear a hard hat with the optional ear muffs and front shield . I have dust extraction but I still wear a mask . Mdf has gotta be the material that produces the most amount of fine dust IMO

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  34. Nice work , thanks for sharing 🙂

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  35. Did you notice that the router table video # 2 shows up right before video # 1?

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  36. i tried Download the plans: http://www.jordswoodshop.com/product/..but will
    not work work any chance of posting them again please this is just what i
    needed brilliant video

    Thank You
    Pete

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  37. Same here.
    Great to see you back Jordan!
    I really enjoy your show. I wonder what did you do with that big table saw
    you had from the other shop?

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  38. Swampert

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  39. Hi jord, can’t find the plans for the router table

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  40. It can be said that, it very good. :). I think I’ll made something similar.

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  41. This is exactly what I needed! your design is great , Thank you for posting this!

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