Extremely Average #88: Introducing My Router Table

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 03-31-2010 04:39 AM 1339 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello All,

For those who have been following my router table building adventures, I am pleased to announce that it is a fully functioning table of routing. I love it. I am especially pleased with the dust collection adapter I created. It not only works, but looks pretty good in my humble opinion. The best part is that I have learned a bunch.

Ok, now to conjure up ideas for my next adventure. :-)



-- Brian Meeks,

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#1 posted 03-31-2010 05:39 AM

Sturdy is good, nice fence. a nice place for your bosch to live and work.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#2 posted 03-31-2010 06:33 AM


Great looking router table. Please blog about how your dust collection performs. The tool I most dislike in my shop is the porter cable router I own. It scares me to death and dusts everything up in 2 minutes. Maybe a router table like yours would be a better option.

Congratulations on finishing the table

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#3 posted 03-31-2010 06:44 AM

Looks really good Brian .My top on my router table has hinges also it makes bit changing much easier.
If you have a table saw how about an outfeed table as a next project? Or cross cut sled?

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#4 posted 03-31-2010 08:00 AM

Awesome router table Brian!

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#5 posted 03-31-2010 08:22 AM


I have had several people, including my mom, ask about how the dust collectin works. I think I am going to write about that for tomorrow’s blog.


Thanks Jim. I don’t have a table saw yet. I have several ideas for my next project, I may do several small jigs or wood tools, to mix it up a bit. I just don’t know yet. It is fun to think about though. I do appreciate the suggestions. If I had a table saw, I would definitely want an outfeed table.


I enjoy checking where my readers live, and I did notice that there are 6 readers from the great state of Texas, now I realize who is the person in Houston. Very cool. There also seems to be two readers in Barker, one in Manchaca, one in Euless and Addison. I am still amazed how my little online diary can reach people all over the country and world. Yesterday I had a reader from Calcutta. How cool is that?


Thanks! I am pretty happy with it. Now I need to make some accessories and perhaps give it a name.


-- Brian Meeks,

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 03-31-2010 12:31 PM

Brian, this is going to be a fun addition to your shop. Have fun using it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 03-31-2010 01:15 PM

great looking routertable
and it has been fun to follow
your journey with it from the
mark and cut and now we
see the result of your work
now you only have to post it
on projects
make a lot of chips with it
but be safe and stay tuned


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