Router Table Build #8: Banding and T-Track install

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Blog entry by bkseitz posted 08-15-2016 01:03 AM 1433 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A bunch of shop cleanup this weekend, as time available, first. I’ve got too many projects in works and not enough space yet—still have to declutter 2nd half of barn.

Managed to cut and install oak edge banding around the MDF top as well as install the T-track. Now fence slides more easily and I can bolt down Kreg Jig, Mortise Jig, and Box jig . The DC for each of them will tie into Router DC plumbing nicely.

Started laying out where items will be besides drawer for router bits

Expect to sell of Craftsman Pro 2HP router for a PC 2 1/2 later this year along with old table.

Originally the plan was to have a PC 3 1/4 router installed, then I switched to the idea of a PC 2 1/2, now I’m back to thinking the 3 Hp is the best option and I’ll get a 2 1/2 fix plunge combo later as the 1 3/4 and the Compact Router seem to handle most everything except panel door work

The tool walls from Husky seem to be working out well for me. I’ve four scattered around the shop for different workstations.

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

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#1 posted 08-20-2016 09:05 PM

Router table coming along nicely.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 08-20-2016 09:27 PM

Looks like a well thought out workstation.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#3 posted 08-23-2016 03:20 AM

@MT_Stringer and @whitebeast88 -thanks. It certainly had taken a lot longer to build out then I had thought it would. Some delay due to my own availability to work the project, a lot was also constantly rethinking what I needed to do with it. Even now I’m updating original design to ensure I can use my knee to bump the stop switch in case of emergency.

My primary goal was to have a stable worktop for very large projects, then came storage, and in the middle of that I became more concerned about dust collection. I’ve asthma (smart hobby for that ;-) ) and had surgery a little while back to correct a nasal problem. After talking with my doctor I reevaluated what I was doing in that area—I had more of a chip collection system than dust collection—so I started several other projects to better control the dust. These are still in works as is reorganizing the shop, but have been making a better work environment with each little step

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

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