Ive been looking at router tables recently and a lot of units are made from MDF and some have an Aluminum Plate for longevity but I cant help but think this could be made from using the X-Carve since it obviously can carve MDF and Aluminum.
I see the one project here:
http://www.rockler.com/how-to/horizontal-tilt-top-router-table/ - Rockler Plan Referenced
But Im thinking the more traditional router table or ever starter one like this.
Is Acrylic strong enough or is that not Acrylic material they use?
Part of me says use MDF with Melamine and if/when it wears out carve another but part of me says why not use aluminum but I don't know enough about Aluminum strength ratings and the right carving bit to use for carving said aluminum hardness. Another part of me says buy the plate and use the XC1K to make a large table surface. I also have wonders about the screw holes as they have the V taper and if I used the X-Carve I would likely cut for panhead screws.
Here is a piece of aluminum I was looking at. I dont know if its strong enough or what carving bit and steppings.
Thoughts from more experienced people?