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This is a router table I'm working on for my shop. I was able to incorporate most the features I needed and plan to use it often. It isn't finished but most the major parts are in place. I purchased the Incra twin linear, router table top, woodpeckers router lift and the porter cable 7518 motor from Woodpeckers Inc back in 2002 or 2003. Finally, she's in working order.

Since the last post I was able to complete the rear portion which really dressed up this side of my table. I needed a place to keep the large Incra template guide booklet handy. Again I included dowels in the construction of these new parts, this kept things looking uniform.

There's also a new picture of the inside of the vacuum enclosure.

Some of the important features include:
  • locking casters
  • 16" ball bearing full extension slides for all 4 drawers
  • concealed hinges on the inset doors
  • grizzly power switch and aux power outlet on the front of the cabinet
  • Power is supplied by a 30 foot cord reel (I just installed a male plug to the end of the reel) built in
  • I put 3/8th" stained dowels in the panels of the doors and drawers on the sides
  • the dust collection enclosure is fabricated out of 1/2" mdf (the inside is smoothed, all corners have a 1" radius filled in and the bottom is made with an mdf frame and fiberglass in order to maximize dust flow) hooked up to 4" thin wall drain pipe (pvc)
  • the reason the two side doors open facing the operator is for future bit or accessory storage access
  • Incra template library drawer (I built a series of removable boards which house templates on both sides behind 1/8" lexan or acrylic)
  • plexi windows for viewing the router and lift in action
  • constructed from different types of pine and mdf

Future plans include:
  • trimming out the inside of the cabinet around the plexi windows
  • would like to add a Wixey digital router lift gauge
  • need a coat or three of Polystain or some finish haven't decided
  • use this table more and master all that its capable of!
 

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Router Table Cabinet



























This is a router table I'm working on for my shop. I was able to incorporate most the features I needed and plan to use it often. It isn't finished but most the major parts are in place. I purchased the Incra twin linear, router table top, woodpeckers router lift and the porter cable 7518 motor from Woodpeckers Inc back in 2002 or 2003. Finally, she's in working order.

Since the last post I was able to complete the rear portion which really dressed up this side of my table. I needed a place to keep the large Incra template guide booklet handy. Again I included dowels in the construction of these new parts, this kept things looking uniform.

There's also a new picture of the inside of the vacuum enclosure.

Some of the important features include:
  • locking casters
  • 16" ball bearing full extension slides for all 4 drawers
  • concealed hinges on the inset doors
  • grizzly power switch and aux power outlet on the front of the cabinet
  • Power is supplied by a 30 foot cord reel (I just installed a male plug to the end of the reel) built in
  • I put 3/8th" stained dowels in the panels of the doors and drawers on the sides
  • the dust collection enclosure is fabricated out of 1/2" mdf (the inside is smoothed, all corners have a 1" radius filled in and the bottom is made with an mdf frame and fiberglass in order to maximize dust flow) hooked up to 4" thin wall drain pipe (pvc)
  • the reason the two side doors open facing the operator is for future bit or accessory storage access
  • Incra template library drawer (I built a series of removable boards which house templates on both sides behind 1/8" lexan or acrylic)
  • plexi windows for viewing the router and lift in action
  • constructed from different types of pine and mdf

Future plans include:
  • trimming out the inside of the cabinet around the plexi windows
  • would like to add a Wixey digital router lift gauge
  • need a coat or three of Polystain or some finish haven't decided
  • use this table more and master all that its capable of!
Mike,
No problem, give me a day or two to measure those up and I'll post it for you.
 

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Router Table Cabinet



























This is a router table I'm working on for my shop. I was able to incorporate most the features I needed and plan to use it often. It isn't finished but most the major parts are in place. I purchased the Incra twin linear, router table top, woodpeckers router lift and the porter cable 7518 motor from Woodpeckers Inc back in 2002 or 2003. Finally, she's in working order.

Since the last post I was able to complete the rear portion which really dressed up this side of my table. I needed a place to keep the large Incra template guide booklet handy. Again I included dowels in the construction of these new parts, this kept things looking uniform.

There's also a new picture of the inside of the vacuum enclosure.

Some of the important features include:
  • locking casters
  • 16" ball bearing full extension slides for all 4 drawers
  • concealed hinges on the inset doors
  • grizzly power switch and aux power outlet on the front of the cabinet
  • Power is supplied by a 30 foot cord reel (I just installed a male plug to the end of the reel) built in
  • I put 3/8th" stained dowels in the panels of the doors and drawers on the sides
  • the dust collection enclosure is fabricated out of 1/2" mdf (the inside is smoothed, all corners have a 1" radius filled in and the bottom is made with an mdf frame and fiberglass in order to maximize dust flow) hooked up to 4" thin wall drain pipe (pvc)
  • the reason the two side doors open facing the operator is for future bit or accessory storage access
  • Incra template library drawer (I built a series of removable boards which house templates on both sides behind 1/8" lexan or acrylic)
  • plexi windows for viewing the router and lift in action
  • constructed from different types of pine and mdf

Future plans include:
  • trimming out the inside of the cabinet around the plexi windows
  • would like to add a Wixey digital router lift gauge
  • need a coat or three of Polystain or some finish haven't decided
  • use this table more and master all that its capable of!
Mike, hope this is everything required to produce your version of my Template Storage Library.
incra template storage
The over all length is 17.5 inches by 3.125 inches deep
incra template library
I made my template storage out of clear pine with an 1/2 inch MDF core.
incra template storage
incra template storage
I used 4/32 machine screws 1 inch long (the ones I used were really about 7/8"long) which just filled the threads of the 4/32 nuts. Lexan windows were also 17.5 inches long by 2 and 5/16" inches.
incra template storage
The drawer has (9) dado slots or spaces. The dado slots are 1 inch wide x 3 and 3/16 inch deep I spaced the dado slots 1/2 inch apart leaving easy access to remove the storage holders in each slot. With 6 Incra templates on each holder x 9 slots that is 54 spaces which was just right for my collection of templates.
incra template storage
This is a quick rendering of the cross section of my template storage system holders.
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Sorry,about the sharpness of the last picture, all the information that is not readable is provided above. Mike, Forgive me, I just spotted your previous post where you asked about the size of this router table. Well late but here you go, the Incra top measures 27 inches x 43.5 inches. This top is 40 inches off the shop floor.
 

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This is a router table I'm working on for my shop. I was able to incorporate most the features I needed and plan to use it often. It isn't finished but most the major parts are in place. I purchased the Incra twin linear, router table top, woodpeckers router lift and the porter cable 7518 motor from Woodpeckers Inc back in 2002 or 2003. Finally, she's in working order.

Since the last post I was able to complete the rear portion which really dressed up this side of my table. I needed a place to keep the large Incra template guide booklet handy. Again I included dowels in the construction of these new parts, this kept things looking uniform.

There's also a new picture of the inside of the vacuum enclosure.

Some of the important features include:
  • locking casters
  • 16" ball bearing full extension slides for all 4 drawers
  • concealed hinges on the inset doors
  • grizzly power switch and aux power outlet on the front of the cabinet
  • Power is supplied by a 30 foot cord reel (I just installed a male plug to the end of the reel) built in
  • I put 3/8th" stained dowels in the panels of the doors and drawers on the sides
  • the dust collection enclosure is fabricated out of 1/2" mdf (the inside is smoothed, all corners have a 1" radius filled in and the bottom is made with an mdf frame and fiberglass in order to maximize dust flow) hooked up to 4" thin wall drain pipe (pvc)
  • the reason the two side doors open facing the operator is for future bit or accessory storage access
  • Incra template library drawer (I built a series of removable boards which house templates on both sides behind 1/8" lexan or acrylic)
  • plexi windows for viewing the router and lift in action
  • constructed from different types of pine and mdf

Future plans include:
  • trimming out the inside of the cabinet around the plexi windows
  • would like to add a Wixey digital router lift gauge
  • need a coat or three of Polystain or some finish haven't decided
  • use this table more and master all that its capable of!
Thanks bigike, Just my take on a difficult storage solution. Took me a while to visualize how to mill these parts up and make these work.
 

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Router Table Cabinet



























This is a router table I'm working on for my shop. I was able to incorporate most the features I needed and plan to use it often. It isn't finished but most the major parts are in place. I purchased the Incra twin linear, router table top, woodpeckers router lift and the porter cable 7518 motor from Woodpeckers Inc back in 2002 or 2003. Finally, she's in working order.

Since the last post I was able to complete the rear portion which really dressed up this side of my table. I needed a place to keep the large Incra template guide booklet handy. Again I included dowels in the construction of these new parts, this kept things looking uniform.

There's also a new picture of the inside of the vacuum enclosure.

Some of the important features include:
  • locking casters
  • 16" ball bearing full extension slides for all 4 drawers
  • concealed hinges on the inset doors
  • grizzly power switch and aux power outlet on the front of the cabinet
  • Power is supplied by a 30 foot cord reel (I just installed a male plug to the end of the reel) built in
  • I put 3/8th" stained dowels in the panels of the doors and drawers on the sides
  • the dust collection enclosure is fabricated out of 1/2" mdf (the inside is smoothed, all corners have a 1" radius filled in and the bottom is made with an mdf frame and fiberglass in order to maximize dust flow) hooked up to 4" thin wall drain pipe (pvc)
  • the reason the two side doors open facing the operator is for future bit or accessory storage access
  • Incra template library drawer (I built a series of removable boards which house templates on both sides behind 1/8" lexan or acrylic)
  • plexi windows for viewing the router and lift in action
  • constructed from different types of pine and mdf

Future plans include:
  • trimming out the inside of the cabinet around the plexi windows
  • would like to add a Wixey digital router lift gauge
  • need a coat or three of Polystain or some finish haven't decided
  • use this table more and master all that its capable of!
Mike, please take lots of pictures for us
 
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