Router Table

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Project by cstrang posted 11-17-2009 02:17 AM 4005 views 12 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this router a while ago but only now am I getting around to posting it. I was looking online for a while trying to incorporate other peoples designs with my own wants and needs, I made it out of MDF and pine, two relatively inexpensive materials. The table top and fence up until last weekend where going to be a permanent feature, then while at a woodworking show I viewed a nice table, fence and router lift by Incra to the tune of ~$600.00 I didn’t get it there but I do see it in my future, my bank account isn’t very happy with me right now haha. There is a main dust port at the rear of the inside cabinet connecting to a 4” line and a secondary dust port in the fence that is a 1-1/2” line, I couldn’t be happier with the dust collection, it is a lot better than my previous 1990’s craftsman open base stand. There is a on/off switch located on the front of the base with cover so it is easy to turn off in a hurry (just in case) I have had it for about 8 months now and am very pleased with it’s performance, once I get the Incra accessories it will be even better, it better be for that price anyway lol.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#1 posted 11-17-2009 02:28 AM

Nice looking RT. You’ll love the Incra jig stuff. I have an Incra-jig fence on mine and love it.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 11-17-2009 02:28 AM

sweet, good work needs a 3hp router though.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#3 posted 11-17-2009 02:38 AM

Shhh! Ike, dont let my wallet hear you say that, with a shop extention in the planning stages, a jointer planer combo, drum sander and that incra stuff on my to get list I dont think I can afford much more now, come to think of it I am not sure if i can even afford that stuff lol

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#4 posted 11-17-2009 02:57 AM

Norm would be proud.

-- Be safe.

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#5 posted 11-17-2009 03:05 AM

That looks nice!

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#6 posted 11-17-2009 03:33 AM

Another nice project that motivates me to start making a proper RT like this one!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 11-17-2009 04:09 AM

That is a very nice router table,you did a fine job.

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#9 posted 11-17-2009 05:13 AM

Very nice, looks great.

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#10 posted 11-17-2009 05:22 AM

Very well done!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 11-17-2009 06:43 AM

More router projects now that you have your custom table. What size did you maake the top?

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#12 posted 11-17-2009 07:10 AM

Its hard to beat a classic design.

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#13 posted 11-17-2009 07:11 AM

I like your router table, and I agree there is no comparison to an open base style router table.

-- Mike

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#14 posted 11-17-2009 10:01 AM

Well done.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#15 posted 11-17-2009 02:39 PM

Really nice table!

-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury

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