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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.

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

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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
 

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

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Looks good
 

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

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Very nice, looks great.
 

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

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

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Well done.
 

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Really nice table!
 

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Looks great. Don't think you will have any problems while your waiting on your incra upgrade.
 

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Nice looking table. What are you planning to put in the door where the router is for ventilation? I'm working on a new table also, and don't know quite what to do in that area. Any suggestions, anyone. Is there a formula for dust collection that i'm not aware of?

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rich
 

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Nice job. That should last you a lifetime.
 

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Rich, I am not exactly sure what you mean, I have plexi glass in the door where the router is and a 4" line going from the back of the cabinet to my collector which is a 1-1/2 HP 1200Cfm Delta. There is a sheet of the avg Cfm draw of every tool in your shop for setting up a dust collector if that was what you are refering to, hope this helps.
 

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Good job on the router table

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