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I got a new router (Bosch 1617EVSPK) for Christmas so naturally, I needed to give it a good home.

I decided that a nice new router table would be the way to go. I quickly planned what I wanted and put the necessary parts on order. This included an Incra 25" joinery package, 27" x 43" top, and the Incra version of the Woodpecker PRL-V2 router lift. I ordered before the end of the year to get in on the Incra sale going on at that time. The parts came quickly and I drew up a rough plan in Sketchup.

The base cabinet is 3/4" MDF rabbited and dadoed to build the case. The face frame is made up of maple left over from my workbench project. The face frame was assembled with pocket hole joinery and attached to the cabinet the same way. I built lots of drawers and used a plexiglass door on the router compartment. I built a baffle in the back of the router compartment and drilled holes in the plexiglass door to funnel the airflow along the bottom. I connected the fence dust collection to the compartment dust collection with the connector on the back.

The top is attached to the cabinet with a layer of weatherstripping between the top and cabinet. I did this to both seal the dust collection compartment and to make sure I didn't pulll the top out of flat when attaching it.

The cabinet finish is the same as I have used on my other shop cabinets (Krylon spray paint) and the face frame is finished with General Finishes gel topcoat. I still need to build router bit holders for the drawers, and tool organizers for the various tools I use at the router table but I am extremely pleased with the results so far.

I want to thank Blake and purplev, because many of the ideas I used was inspired by their router table projects.

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Wow thats a cool looking table you have there my friend
 

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That is one nice router table. Great job on that.
 

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That is nice work. I really like that. I need to do something like that instead of those two little junky things I have. Maybe I should just come over and borrow yours??
 

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Nice Job!! I think you have adequate space for router bits and what ever. I like the color scheme also,
 

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looks like a great station!

Thanks for the credit. I can't really see what ideas you got from me - but you're welcome ;o)
 

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echt gut gelungen! so einen mag ich auch :)
 

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Wow is right….......... this is one superb router table…....

I have been thinking about an Incra settup and wondering how I would need to make the table….
Well, wonder no more !

Thanks for sharing, beautiful job.

How do you like the Incra/Woodpecker lift? Is that also an Incra table top?
 

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great job. I love the dust collection and the fence system.
 

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majeagle1,

Thanks for the kind comments.

I haven't had a chance to actually use the lift as I just finished the table yesterday. I will say that I like the looks and feel and also the quick release height adjustment and above the table bit changes. I went with the Incra version of the lift because I like their "MagnaLock rings" that attach to the router plate with magnets and can be installed/removed without tools. I researched the lifts available and I chose this one because I thought it best suited my needs.

Yes, it is an Incra table top.
 

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Very nice router table - Hope mine turns out as well as your did..

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Treeman: I really like the use of the color against the natural maple. It looks great. Very professional.
 

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Great looking router cabinet. You can't go wrong with the Incra products. They are excellent and extremely accurate.
 

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Great job on the router table-Thanks
 

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Great work, I like this design.
 

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Nice work!
 

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Do you have the formula for the burgundy paint you used.
That's my favorite shop accent color.

Bob
 

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Bob,

The paint was just regular Krylon Burgundy Satin spray cans bought at Home depot. Took about 3 cans to do the router table.
 

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Really good job on the router table….............!

AKA….........Woodchic
 

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Treeman,
when you use the Krylon paint on the routered edges of your projects is there a noticeable difference between the edges and the surfaces of the MDF? thanks… the pictures show a nice flat perfectly painted edge.

Ted
 
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