Router Table & Unit

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Blog series by EdsCustomWoodCrafts updated 11-19-2014 01:56 AM 13 parts 18915 reads 24 comments total

Part 1: The frame & base

10-29-2014 10:23 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 3 comments »

So I decided to build a router table and I would love to take credit for the design but it’s not mine to take …. Thanks goes to Scott I’m using a mix of woods so far ( poplar and SPF) Heres the progress I’ve made so far… What’s next is completing the router box ….....

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Part 2: Frame for Router Box

10-30-2014 02:26 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

So I used 2×1 poplar to frame out where I will house the router.. I will be using 3/4 MDF .. That’s next I will need to custom cut the MDF to fit and I’m just praying that I put the frame pieces in the right place so support the MDF and that it also looks symmetrical as Dara’s where the drawers will be going on the sides!

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Part 3: Router container box & drawer supports completed

11-02-2014 02:11 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 5 comments »

So I’m starting to see the light att he end of the tunnel!!!! I’ve completed the MDF box that’s going to contain the router !!! Also considering putting a plastic see through door on it !! And if installed the drawer supports with MORE POCKET SCREWS lol,next I have to buy the under drawer runners and thrm its on to build the drawers .. A lot more research on the drawers and I’m not sure wether I need to build a router lift buying my opinion that’s a lu...

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Part 4: Drawer Sliders

11-04-2014 03:11 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 5 comments »

Where do I start, bad start to the day with this project!!!!!! After a solid week of researching the different drawer slider systems out there I finnally decided to go with a ” center under mount” from richeleau. I measured the depth of the space I will be putting the drawer and I got 17” so I went to Lowes and asked an associate if they had a 17” center mount slider he said they didn’t but they did have a 22” piece abd that it could be cut to siz...

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Part 5: Sides Cut

11-04-2014 11:52 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

Well I’ve cut and positioned all the plywood side panels but I’m not fixing them until all the drawers are installed…. I’m working on constructing the drawers and the bit drawers as well , in the end I’ll have 2 router bit drawers , 2 regular drawers and a 2 door cabinet in the bottom… I’ve not even started the actual router table yet…

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Part 6: Router Bit Drawers

11-05-2014 01:16 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 2 comments »

So I’ve made the 2 router bit drawers! What I really like about the drawers is that I made it with 2. 3/4 panels and countersunk screwed them together so when I need to drill more holes for new router bits I can just screw out the top panel without really disturbing the drawer

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Part 7: Drawers are almost done

11-07-2014 09:42 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

! Without question the most singly difficult and frustrating part of this project was everything to do with the drawers…But in the end I’m mostly happy.. I have to router the drawer fronts to add some style and then I have to add some kind of knob or something to actually open them….. I have 2 bit drawers on the top right and top left and regular drawers are in the bottom…! I just need to add drawer knobs…

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Part 8: Drawer Panels w/ Knobs Conpleted

11-09-2014 04:19 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 2 comments »

Finally the drawers are finished .. The front panel is chamfered with a hardwood knob on the outside …..

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Part 9: Castor Wheel & Doors added

11-11-2014 03:25 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 6 comments »

So the router cabinet is almost finished I just need to add the side panels and then it’s on to the table and fence

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Part 10: Encasing Panels

11-17-2014 03:18 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

So after some research I finally decided to use the pocket jig yet again for attaching my panels and although it doesn’t look asthetic it still is only a fixture in my basement and its plenty sturdy..

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Part 11: The Table (Part 1)

11-17-2014 03:25 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

I decided to attach these T-Nuts for those of you that aren’t familiar they are basically threaded inserts that you can can hammer into wood after you drill the wood out where the receiving bolt will be screwed in …

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Part 12: The Table (Part 2)

11-17-2014 03:41 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

I decided at a later point that I will be putting in my own router fence with a few bells all whistles but before I build that I need to put in the track, I decided to use Kreg Mini track with jig pack that I bought its basically a couple of hex nuts with threaded knobs that I can use as to tighten the fence into place…..more about that later… but here is a picture I had some leftover poplar so I decided to wrap the tables edges in it to protect the corners.

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Part 13: Router Installed

11-19-2014 01:56 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 1 comment »

My first piece cut on the new table, a little tweaking is needed but very happy with the fence and the router clearance. The router adjustable clearance faces will come in handy The router fixed base, it was hard getting it in but its in now.. The router in its new home..i know the router looks crooked but trust me its not

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