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Derek Lane13/01/2010 15:43:37
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As you may have seen from a previous post I am making a router table. I am planning to use two pieces of ply 11/16" thick laminated together. The largest area unsupported is 14" x 15" Would I get away with just 1 thickness
 
Your thoughts everyone
Sparky13/01/2010 16:48:58
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Hi Derek
 
I'm not to sure about wood stresses but ply is very strong, (well, the wood you have would be due to old dance floor.)
 
Are you having a metal channel for the mitre fence or routered out?
If routered out I would perhaps add another piece of ply as the channel is usually about 10mm (roughly 3/8ths") deep.
 
Mind you........you still have the frame work beneath for strength anyway..........go with it I think!

Hopefully some else will give more help.
 
 
Marc
Olly Parry-Jones13/01/2010 17:18:39
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11/16"... Is that somewhere between 15-16mm???
 
I personally think that, the thicker you can make the top, the better. Fifteen-inches isn't much to worry about, as far as supporting the router is concerned (it's not MDF, after all). Though, as Mark suggests, you would really need it to be a bit thicker if you're planning to fit an aluminium track - otherwise, the screws won't really have enough to bite in to.
Derek Lane13/01/2010 19:57:25
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Thanks guys
 
Double thickness it is forgot about the track  (Stupid boy Pike)
Sparky13/01/2010 20:21:17
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Hi Derek
 
I wouldn't worry about forgetting the track, I forgot about the placement of the router plug when I finished my table! 
 
I wondered why the NVR switch didn't work 
 
Look forward to seeing the end result.....which shouldn't be to long now.
 
Marc
Derek Lane13/01/2010 20:41:28
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I also went to take some photo's of it glued together and found the batteries flat in the camera.
 
Never mind will cut the top to size tomorrow and get it glued together (hopefully)
Sparky13/01/2010 20:43:17
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Your do fine Derek
 
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The Router table I built some years ago had a top 25 mm thick. I used 2 thicknesses of Melamine chipboard. I used a hand electris planer to remove the Melamine from one side of each sheet then glued the bare surfaces together. The top was edged with Oak.
The Mitre track came from the USA and was routed in to the top. I also built and fitted a fence.
The design I used was the New Yankee Workshop design, It was their first design since then they produced a De Lux version with some improvements.  Derek's design looks similar but not as tall.
I have found the Melamine surface to give a very good surface for the work to glide on.
Derek Lane17/01/2010 00:08:09
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Thanks all
 
Roger
Yes it is based on the NYW design the top is now sorted double thickness
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I am certain you will not be disapointed. One of the best things I have built for the Shop. It does not get used an awefull lot but most usefull when it is used.
 
I intend to split the base Drawer on mine and make it in to two drawers. I also cot the plinth off mine and fitted four locking 100mm wheels. Made from Birch ply it is so heavy.
 
Rog
Derek Lane18/01/2010 18:56:21
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Spent the day cutting the top out for the insert. Should have the top fitted to the main unit tomorrow.

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