First Router, First Router Table in my small Shop

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Project by BasHolland posted 12-09-2013 10:30 AM 4591 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I finished my first build routertable.

For my birthday I got my first router, a Triton MOF001.
So I needed to build a table for my router. After ruined 2 tops of HPL, I made the final one of Baltic Birch plywood.
I stained the top with 3 layers of white wash laquer.

The insert rings are made of 1/4 birch plywood and they are attached to the top with 3 rare earth magnets, wich I installed in the top-recess. On the insert-rings I glued some snapped off heads from nails.

The fence has some set-screws to adjust the squareness with the table-top.

Under the table you can see the dust collection. It’s a shopmade cyclone dust collector connected to a house-hold vac.

There’s also an insert for a starting pin.

My shop is very small and packed with wood and tools.
You can see on the floor the concrete tiles. They measure about 12”. So you can imagine how much floor space I have. :)

I still need to make some stop blocks on the fence.

Now I have to learn how to use it :)

By the way: In the back-right of my shop there’s even room for my Birds! (from here they can go to the aviary outside)

Thanks for watching and questions are Always welcome.



-- Bas, Holland

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#1 posted 12-09-2013 10:36 AM

Some more pics.

-- Bas, Holland

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#2 posted 12-09-2013 11:47 AM

Really nice work. My next big project is a new router table, but have some other to finish up right now. Router work can be a lot of fun and create some great additions to other projects.

-- KDW

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#3 posted 12-09-2013 01:44 PM

Oh thats a nice set-up Bas….fine build that should give you years of good service. Stay safe

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 12-09-2013 02:43 PM

Added as a favorite for my ‘to-build’ list.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#5 posted 12-09-2013 03:15 PM

Very nice work, great looking, and it looks like it will do the job. The inserts are a great addition.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 12-09-2013 03:19 PM

A very nice addition to your well organized shop. It must be nice to hear the birds while working. Do they ever get stressed from machine noises?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 12-09-2013 04:22 PM

Wow, what an organized shop. This router setup will be a great addition. Happy birthday too!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#8 posted 12-09-2013 04:49 PM

Wow. Nice job! You have to be really proud of your shop. I too, have a small shop. It’s about 2/3 of a single car garage. It’s intimate, but it’s mine! Congratulations on a top notch job!

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#9 posted 12-09-2013 07:33 PM


The more noise I make, machines and the radio, the more noise my Birds make!!!
There are a bunch of parakeets and some canary birds (Waterslagers).

When the young birds hatch, they hear drilling, a table saw, mitersaw, the radio, hammering. So they are all used to my woodworking. And if they don’t like it, they fly to the outside. :)

-- Bas, Holland

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#10 posted 12-10-2013 12:27 AM

Really nice router table. It’s on my list of things to do but I must also find the room for it. I have a very small basement shop. Looking at your shop I see some very nice wood projects also. Would like to see some of them on here!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#11 posted 12-10-2013 01:08 AM

Nice job. And a good looking shop, too.

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#12 posted 12-10-2013 03:50 AM

Very nice, bought myself the 3 1/4 hp triton a few months back – you’re gonna love that beast! it’ll do everything you want and more. hardest part is coming up with enough projects to use the thing on – it’s so fun!

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#13 posted 12-10-2013 04:22 AM

Nice router table you made to fit that router ,now get going and make some stuff .
Like having birds in the shop idea ,that is so cool !

-- Kiefer

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#14 posted 12-10-2013 05:51 AM

Nice job

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#15 posted 12-22-2013 08:12 AM

Mooi project….Daar ga je veel plezier van hebben !!


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