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Needed to upgrade my router table so I purchased the plans on woodgears.ca. Built the tilting lift first and then the cabinet with table. Table top is two layers of maply plywood. Might make new one from Birch plywood as the maple isn't really that durable. The bit drawer has removal inserts so if I decide to use it for something else in the future then I can just remove the inserts.

Built the fence so it has a micro adjust. The micro adjust is simple to use and works perfectly. Just loosen the two inside knobs and turn the adjuster, then tighten.

I really do love all the jigs and tools on the woodgears.ca site and plan on making the pantorouter some day in the future.

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Matthias is a G.
 

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Really nice job.

I like the micro adjusting fence. Not sure why you have a hole in your vac connector.

It doesn't look like you have top coated that. I recommend you do, shellac does a nice job.

Consider using some plastic laminate on top of that maple ply top and you'll find it durable enough.

Good build.
 

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Nice addition to any shop!
My gosh you have a lot of colorful router bits.
 

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Wow, very nice. Do you have any plans or links for the home-made wing-nuts?
 

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Excellent work on This.
 

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You build a great table.
 

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Super build thanks for sharing
 

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The hole in the vac connector is because it is from the old fence style where that part was reversed and faced down on the table. So when I built the box to connect the micro adjust threaded rod to I had to reverse it. Turns out it works extremely well this way as it lets more air pass through faster sucking up almost all the chips.

I actually finished the top with a water based concrete sealer made for concrete countertops. This stuff is very hard and slippery on wood. I have used it on all my wooden table tops and love how it holds up. I considered the laminate top but didn't want to buy any. Got it from Cheng concrete countertops.

The template for the homemade wing nuts was in the plans for the tilting router lift from Mathias Wandel at woodgears.ca. I use that design for all my jigs now. The large round wood washer is loose so everything tightens and loosens without difficulty.

Thanks for the comments and suggestions.
 

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You did a fantastic job on this router table. I need to make one!
 

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That's not only amazing work, but it's beautiful as well. Fantastic!
 

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woodgears.ca should hire you for endorsements, or at least give you a finders fee considering the number of woodworkers have reviewed their website recently thanks to you…. ;)
 

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YA did Mathias proud! You can do your woodworking in the living-room. LOL! Nicely done.
 

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You are quite the engineer and builder of fine woodworking needs.
 
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