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Blog series by bkseitz updated 08-22-2016 12:15 AM 9 parts 12912 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: Table Top construction

10-25-2014 05:55 PM by bkseitz | 0 comments »

Started building a new Router Table after I tipped over my store bought one. So far I’ve built the table top from (2) sheets of 3/4 MDF I glued together. The I routed channels for t-tracks, a Jessem Router raiser purchased from Rockler, and a fence system from Woodpecker. I bought the Ultimate Fence system with the intent of expanding it to a 48” fence. The part of this build is to design the cabinet with dust collection port. I’m thinking of including a slidin...

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Part 2: Base

02-13-2016 10:15 PM by bkseitz | 5 comments »

A little progress on router table build :-) this morning. After I got some more of the shop cleaned up and things put away I finally got back to working on router table cabinet. Not a heck of a lot of progress, but a start. Cut the 2’x4’ base, installed t-bolts to four of the 6 4” wheels I’ll use for the base. Brainstormed the final cabinet design: (4 Drawers at base, center dust collection box, and 2 sets of small pullout drawers for router bits. I considering...

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Part 3: Cabinet Build

02-14-2016 04:22 PM by bkseitz | 1 comment »

Hard getting started this morning. Seemed like a late night last night. Celebrated oldest’ s son’s mother-in-law’s birthday. Lots of pizza, cake and beer (didn’t have nay beer—designated driver). Got home I was really tired. Crowds are starting to wear on me I guess these days. Not sure If I’ll work on cabinet today, start on clean up of wood storage mess, or video tape the shop progress so far. Guess I’ll figure it out once I get there.

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Part 4: Base continued+ Shop Reorg

03-02-2016 05:17 PM by bkseitz | 5 comments »

Added the center wheels this past weekend. Then discovered that the base was actually 12” deeper than I originally planned…asleep at the wheel or my subconscious knew better? Now I have shelf space in back to hang jigs :-) With all the reorganizing—feel like I’m playing a giant came of tetrus; move something to move something to move something—I managed to bury my sheet stock way in the corner so I can’t reach it without moving a lot of stuff. Oh well...

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Part 5: Cabinet Build

07-15-2016 04:36 PM by bkseitz | 1 comment »

Its been a long time between shop projects. Harbor Freight Dust Collection System still seating in pieces yet to be assembled as are a few other projects in various states of incompleteness :-( However, the past week I did manage to get some shop time. The new layout I made for the shop several months ago before all the WEPs started is proving out to be very productive. I actually have dedicated space to layout, cut, fabricate, and assemble. Still need a finishing area. However, separat...

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Part 6: Final Cabinet Build and Table Top Attachment

07-17-2016 04:54 PM by bkseitz | 1 comment »

The router cabinet is not complete, but I’m getting close. With the table top installed it is now functional. Here’s where I left off the other dayThe main carcass assembled, so my assembly bench is now free for other projects—specifically 3rd cabinet for entertainment center. Table Top PlacementI have a two inch overhang in the front for clamping if needed. I had originally considered pushing the top back 10” and adding a sliding table. However with a coping s...

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Part 7: Back Table

07-25-2016 11:48 PM by bkseitz | 0 comments »

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 ti...

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Part 8: Banding and T-Track install

08-15-2016 01:03 AM by bkseitz | 3 comments »

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 r...

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Part 9: Router and Fence collection

08-22-2016 12:15 AM by bkseitz | 0 comments »

Not a heck of a lot of progress this weekend. WEPs took most of the time. But my 3 1/4 PC arrived and installed along with top DC hose. Stained top panels to Earthbox I’m building for Wife and shortened 3rd cabinet for entertainment center -no pics on these. Clears a few more square feet in the barn and started to organize space under assembly table. -and cleared a little more space around my lath [ dusted if off ;-) ] Unfortunately, I didn’t buy it from my...

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