I bought a new router table!
I borrowed my brother’s router table back in June of 2012 to build the hall tree. It is a beginner’s Ryobi table. You can pick them up for $99 at Home Depot and it comes with a router. He moved a couple of moths later and I asked him if he wanted me to bring it with me when I helped him move and he said no. I then offered to bring it at Christmas and he said no. He’s come to my house a few times and declined to take it with him. If I offer to give you your tool back 8 times and you decline then I stop asking. So last week out of the blue I get a text message asking if I have his router so of course I said yes. We met for lunch yesterday and he totally forgot that he was supposed to pick it up until I went and took it out of my car. Long story short, I had to go buy a new router, router table, and router bits. I was sorely tempted to pick up the $99 table like my brother’s but I think that I have progressed enough in my wookworking skills to warrant a better table. I have a Lowes and a Home depot both near my house so I went and took a look at both places. I finally decided on the Ryobi table and router because of price, size, and construction. The Skil table looks cool but didn’t feel very sturdy because of the folding legs. The Ryobi table is also much longer which may be good or bad as I might have to build a small table for it.