New Router Table

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Blog entry by gblock66 posted 01-22-2011 09:37 PM 1578 reads 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All,

I’ve been watching Lumberjocks and I see that there are a little more than a few making router tables . . .I figured I needed one, so looking at others for idea’s and a few magazines I can to the conclusion that the carcass’s are the same, It’s the draw configuration that is different . .usually to your own liking . .and here is what I came up with for myself . . .

Router table top and the start of the fence

This is the router top and fence a little more done

The top is done and the Fence is done. . .

I have the cabinet basically done . .Time for draws . .and all the plumbing

Thanks for looking . . .

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#1 posted 01-22-2011 10:04 PM

Looks great so far. This is the next shop project on my list so I’ll be interested to see how this progresses…

Is that an MDF top? Also how will you be attaching the fence to the top, are you laying some t track into those channels?

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 10:21 PM

Sweet….my wife was looking over my shoulder and commented on the washer and dryer in the picture. I told her that we build where ever we can get some space. It looks really good so far…did you do the dado cuts on a table saw or use a router?

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#3 posted 01-22-2011 11:01 PM

Really nice looking, Gary. It looks like you’ll have plenty of storage space too.
The height of that fence is awesome!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 01-22-2011 11:09 PM

I look forward to seeing the finished project and I’m going to save your ideas to refer to when upgrading my table. Nice job Gary!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#5 posted 01-23-2011 07:25 PM

It looks like very good work and a good design to me. A router cabinet is very useful. I use mine as an outfeed table for the TS, Storage for numerous routers and accessories, auxiliary assembly table, auxiliary work bench with a platter extention clamped to it and I also store my scroll saw accessories and blades there. I hope you will get as much enjoyment out of yours as I do from mine.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 01-23-2011 08:32 PM

great so far
I like that fence design

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#7 posted 01-24-2011 04:38 AM

I want to thank everyone for there nice comments . . .Thank You…

MrDan . .The top is 3/4” and 1/2” glued and screwed MDF . . you cant tell, but in the last picture the tracks are in. The fence has 2 screws and knobs that fit into the tracks. . .and i just tighten then down ..
Slice . . .I have gotten rid of as much as i can for my shop . .except my washer and dryer . .and your right . .where ever there’s room . ..we’ll build something. . .All my dado’s are cut with my router and streight edge . . .but not for long. . . .
Lorna . . .when your ready to build a table. . .ill give ya a hand. . .Ill come down to the cape. . .im down there curling anyways . .
Woody . . .Thank you. . .i got it out of the last issue of woodcraft . . .I just made mine bigger. .

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#8 posted 01-30-2011 11:44 PM

Hi Gary. I am a little late in seeing this. Looks great so far. I too am at the doors and drawers stage of my cabinet build. Good luck as you continue this project.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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