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    Stupid, stupid, stupid

    I've been working on my router table and today I routed out the hole for the lift. I looked at many tutorials, including Stu's (thanks), and finally went with a modified Stu version. Only one little problem. I forgot to take the corner radius of the plate into consideration. Hence, my corners are screwed up.
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    Will this be an issue in the future? Will it catch stock? Clog with dust? Am I screwed and need to start over?
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    Fill each corner with a dab of bondo and sand smooth. Use a bold release (Pam or generic) on the lift corners. I think it will work; but not a double your money back guarantee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Will this be an issue in the future? Will it catch stock? Clog with dust? Am I screwed and need to start over?
    I did the same thing on my 1st table, I filled the corners with bondo and re-routed them. worked fine till I built a new table. Looking at your top pattern, you could do a little Faux painting to make it less noticeable.
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    I don't see the problem. It will fill up with saw dust. Mine do.

    Seriously, it works fine that way. Kind of like rust pits, don't hurt a thing.
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    Man, when I saw the subject line I thought it was something else. (I used the same headline when I got my hand caught in the drill press a couple years ago.) Glad to see it was something a little less bloody.

    I also used Bondo to fix the bobbles in the inset for my router plate. But like Jeff said, it's only cosmetic. I don't think the gaps would effect the operation of the router table. (Or if they do, your wood's not flat enough anyway.)
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    I saw the subject line and thought you were calling me

    I agree with the Bondo idea, it will work fine, paint it the same color if you must but trust me, you will be the only one who notices it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    ...but trust me, you will be the only one who notices it
    I think it should be our duty to point it out any time Rennie shows a picture of the router table in the future. You know, something like "Great job on the entertainment center Rennie. Such a shame about that router table in the background in your pics, though."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I think it should be our duty to point it out any time Rennie shows a picture of the router table in the future. You know, something like "Great job on the entertainment center Rennie. Such a shame about that router table in the background in your pics, though."
    ......or......

    "Nice work Rennie, but man, could you not have matched the paint on the bondo around the corners of that router lift insert a little better....."
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    Hi Rennie,

    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Only one little problem. I forgot to take the corner radius of the plate into consideration.
    And the answer is: ______________________________________________
    __________________________________________________ ____________
    __________________________________________________ ____________

    Please fill in the blanks with something like:
    - select a properly sized router bit that will match the radius of the corner of the lift insert
    - drill the corners separately before beginning routing and DO NOT move the router deep into the corners
    - OR . . .
    Last edited by Bill Antonacchio; 08-29-2010 at 10:47 AM.
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    You guys are brutal. Helpful, but brutal.

    I think I'll go with the "it's just cosmetic" for now and see what happens. Bondo will always be an option.
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