Router Table Build #7: Back Table

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Blog entry by bkseitz posted 07-25-2016 11:48 PM 1243 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Between other projects I managed to get a little progress on Router Table build this weekend.

  • Glue up of back table sections to hold box join and other jigs
  • Cutout of dust collection port and install Rockler Dustright fittings
  • Cut and size back table sections—still need to route MDF to accept t-track for hold downs and extend fence guide rails

Taking a tip from Stumpy again and mounting tool walls to keep moist often used items close at had [Not Rockler this time, but Husky @ under $15 it doesn’t make sense to build out a drawer or a French Cleat system to hold all these little items. Besides I can consolidate all the space to hold bigger items (like another router or that new Leigh 16’’ RTJ400 Router Table Dovetail Jig I’m drooling over at Rockler)

What’s left now is:
  • Building cabinet door for dust collection chamber [ Looking forward to hands on experience making a Face Frame door with a Plex panel. A skill to be developed ]
  • Building drawers or doors for router, jigs and accessories
  • Building drawers for router bit and bit set storage

Then its off to using it for the original purpose building large raised panel doors for china storage unit and finishing other projects

Workshop still crowded but is slowly getting organized. As I continue to do more projects and multiple projects concurrently, I’m seeing patterns of work that have helped me get my shop organized better.

Building out my own workstations the past few years I’ve gotten personal confirmation of what others on YouTube and Lumberjocks have advised: establishing your own a standard worktop height and setting most of your tabletops to that height allows you to use you equipment and tools easier and get double use out of the tabletops

—I’ve used my supersized outfeed table as an assembly bench when the assembly bench is occupied with another project. My new router table has already become an outfeed table for my Kreg Jig when I do large panels and so on.

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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