(Another) New Incra Router Table

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Project by hotncold posted 04-26-2014 07:46 PM 8257 views 26 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There have been so many of these projects posted that I debated on whether to add another one but…
I scoured LJ getting inspiration from all those who have posted router table projects for the Incra LS Positioner. Each one has their own subtle differences so here’s mine.

1/2” Baltic Birch just slides into the Incra frame (really sweet). The drawer boxes are all from the same Baltic Birch and I used Kreg pocket hole screws to assemble the boxes as well as the “stretchers” to install the drawer slides onto. The face frame and drawer fronts are made from poplar. The entire project is finished with 3 coats of high gloss Arm R Seal.

One difference that I incorporated was the use of the (2) 3/4” slots in the door to the router box. These slots are slightly higher than the floor of the box so as to direct the air flow to the DC across the bottom.
The profile on the drawer fronts was made using a 3/8” radius round over bit with the bit height set to create a 3/16” reveal.

I’m really looking forward to using the Incra LS positioner and improving my “routing” skills.
BTW- I do plan on replacing the switch with a Rockler paddle switch but I needed to be able to use the router in order to construct the table!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#1 posted 04-26-2014 08:18 PM

Very nice, looks like furniture. I really like what you did with the slots to create velocity for the DC pickup.
Another winner,

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#2 posted 04-26-2014 10:42 PM

Thanks Bob – the slots across the bottom of the router box really aid in increasing the sawdust collection (when connected to a good dust collector). I’ve seen several with holes cut in the middle of the door. I experimented with several configurations (held in place with double stick tape) before deciding that this worked best…and I liked the looks of the slots.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#3 posted 04-27-2014 12:34 AM

I’m sure glad you posted this. I just went to Dallas (to Incra) and picked up the positioner and stand, router, lift… and I’ve been thinking about building the cabinet. I’ll probably borrow some of your’s

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 04-27-2014 01:26 AM

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#5 posted 04-27-2014 02:09 AM

Gary- I believe you will LOVE the Incra System. It’s new to me and I already can tell this sets a new standard in being able to make repeat cuts. I also LOVE the Incra Clean Sweep with the Magna Lok rings. In my opinion, this sets a new standard in dust control on the router table.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#6 posted 04-27-2014 01:30 PM

One of the nicer looking tables I have seen and I love the arrangement with the drawers on the side so they won’t get in the way .

-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 04-27-2014 07:20 PM

Looks really good! I love my INCRA setup! One thing to watch out for with your setup is regarding the bottom rails, over time with lowering it on it’s feet, the force of that movement will loosen and slide down a little. This will make your face frame become un-square with your back panel, drawer runners, drawer slides etc. To avoid this, when lowering the unit on it’s feet, hold onto the top and slowly lower it.

I had to flip my INCRA table on its head, in doing so all 4 panels slid down, snugging up with table top bottom, then I tightened the bolts, if it happens again, I’ll be using thread lock on them.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#8 posted 04-27-2014 07:55 PM

Lance, thanks for the advice on raising/lowering the cabinet. Fortunately, I don’t have to move the table around much (if at all). It’s parked in it’s new home for the time being!
The use of thread lock is a good idea nonetheless and I should have thought to use it when I assembled the frame. Better yet, INCRA should have “suggested” it.
Good advice, Thanks.
By the way, I seem to remember that you made something to store your Magna Lok rings. I changed the original rings to the Clean Sweep rings (they work great) and I’d love to see how you stored your rings. Link?

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#9 posted 04-28-2014 02:46 AM

Lance – Thanks for your inspiration on the “holder” for the router rings (I found your design in my favorites…duh) and I added a couple of things to the table.
This keeps those things you always need close at hand…

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#10 posted 05-18-2014 12:52 AM

Nice enough to live in the living room. Nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#11 posted 12-19-2015 08:04 PM

Do you by chance have a SketchUp file of this?

Question I’m trying to figure out:

  • What are the lumber dimensions you used for the face frame?
  • Where did you place the drawer supports?

Attached is a copy I have going of your router table if that helps.

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