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Blog entry by Al Breit posted 01-03-2018 01:35 AM 512 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just took my Kreg router table enclosed the router motor for better dust collection and added drawers for storage of router bits. I bent up an aluminum box to enclose the router with a 4” dust port. Added some extra holes for locking the spindle and a brass bar for locking the spindle height after adjustments. For the brass bar I cut a slot just big enough to allow the bar to fit through and a simple heavy duty rubber band to keep the lock leave upright.
My Tryton router had it builtin lift so locking the spindle and locking the lift became a challenge. I used a dowel cut at a 45 to access the spindle lock and a brass rod to canter the lock on the lift on & off. The dust collection really turned out working very good. I enclosed the router moter by rapping a piece of aluminum I had laying around and the bottom enclosed with plywood. 4” duct connected to the back and the fence worked out great. No planes just build as you go.

-- Al Breit "A day without sawdust is like a day without sunshine"



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#1 posted 01-03-2018 02:31 AM

Nice job!!!

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#2 posted 01-03-2018 04:55 AM

Great job Al, very neat and sturdy.

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