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After I said I would tell you how to make or purchase the top for my router table, I didn’t! Sorry about that. I will tell you how now (brown cow).

To make a router tabletop to go with my router table, use two pieces of 5/8″ x 24 x 32 MDF. (This will make a 1-1/4″-thick top, which is a good size.) Glue them together in a sandwich. You can do this working on a flat surface. First, find some heavy stuff – a toolbox full of tools, an old electric motor, bricks, a five-gallon bucket full of water, an old engine block or what-have-you.

Now, place one sheet on the worksurface and apply a film of wood glue. Then place the other sheet on top and put the heavy stuff on top of this sandwich. I once used the jack from my truck. I put it on top of a laminated sandwich, put a board on top of the jack long enough to reach my floor joists (I had a basement shop) and raised the jack until there was enough pressure to hold the parts in place until the glue dried.

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