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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 03-02-2019 06:05 AM 767 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like many I have a router on the one wing of the TS. And yes it gets in the way sometimes but for larger work it works well. Having been given a Bosch 1604 I saw opportunity in the form of a mini router table. Scanning the shop I found a nice place to stow it away, in the form of a drawer. Lost 3 small drawers but they were only 9 inches wide smaller stuff I can displace, albeit remembering where I did so may be an issue.

To make the router lift I used a small Lab Scissor lift. About 4 inch square with more than enough lift for this task. Put in drawer slides to guide the router assembly smoothly up and down. Had to run a 1/4 threaded rod through the front to lock the sled in place after setting the height with the lower adjustment wheel. While I know 4 inch DC ports and systems are all the rage my shop has 2 1/2 and it works, not going to go through a major refrb at this time. So the port is for a DC hose but inverted as the side of the drawer has 1/2 clearance so nothing can stick out.

For mechanical locks I used 3/16” steel bars drop down in place once pulled out. To unlock push both up and push the drawer back. Simple but it works well.

Special thanks to Stumpy Nubs who gave me the idea and had two videos that were very helpful. For those interested he has plans for his version that are well laid out.

Also thanks to B2rtch for the lab lift idea he shared.

Be inspired, make some sawdust.

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hoss12992

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#1 posted 03-02-2019 10:54 AM

That is a really neat idea. Love it. Great job buddy

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#2 posted 03-02-2019 11:25 AM

Very clever, original and practical space saving solution.

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Rich

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#3 posted 03-02-2019 03:24 PM

That’s really creative, Gunny. What a great design.

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#4 posted 03-02-2019 04:53 PM

NEAT and I bet it will work out [email protected]

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htl

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#5 posted 03-02-2019 05:08 PM

Great project!!!
Out a sight and out of the way when not needed but there in a flash for a quick shaping.

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#6 posted 03-02-2019 09:55 PM

Great job, Innovation and problem solving!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 03-03-2019 12:44 AM

Thanks for the comments, this unit has been in operation about a month. So far has worked better than expected.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 03-03-2019 12:57 AM

Great idea, well implemented. I can really appreciate having the router table ready when needed, but not taking up floor space otherwise.

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#9 posted 03-03-2019 01:17 AM

That is really cool and a great use of space. Well done

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#10 posted 03-04-2019 02:52 AM

Good thinking , Gunny. Nice practical idea!!

Jim

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