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My New Woodshop - A Work in Progress #3: Victory - Router Table Finished

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Blog entry by Kurt T. Kneller posted 11-27-2015 12:11 AM 7005 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally finished my router table today, minus the dust collection hose for the fence. I’ll pick that up tomorrow.
Here are some pics from the build;

Carcass assembly – no finish applied
- maple plywood
- red oak trim
- full extension slides


Top Deck Glue-Up
- use bolts in corners for part registration
- put countersinks in top and bottom of top panel only, provided crumble space and maximum thread engagement

Carcass with Arm R Seal Topcoat
I ending up changing the door design – see following pictures

Mods to Router Cut-Out
- added some aluminum sheet with 90deg bend
- done to prevent the leveling screws from digging into the mdf
- used CA glue to hold aluminum in place

Finished Assembly – Finally




I really like how this has turned out. It has taken a lot longer than I thought but life gets in the way and I could not work on it as much and when I wanted to. At least I can now get rolling on the Christmas goodies I want to make for my loved ones.
I really learned a lot while working on this project. I have really enjoyed the whole process, including the changes mid-stream, some mistakes, some failures and especially the successes. It is really rewarding to see something come to life from creating the model in sketchup to powering it up and rolling it around.

Thanks for reading and Happy Thanksgiving!

-- Start with ten, end with ten.......



9 comments so far

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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 11-27-2015 03:48 AM

Kurt that is an outstanding looking router table. It’s obvious that you put a lot of time and care into it. A job very well done.

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DonB

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#2 posted 11-27-2015 12:14 PM

Really nice, neat job. I like it. Now its time to get it dirty and dusty. Have fun.

-- DonB

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Thom

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#3 posted 11-27-2015 02:16 PM

Really a perfect router table this on my to do list and on the priority list. I do love your final results and was wondering if you were considering posting your sketch up plans. I’m sure I’m not the only one who would like to build your router table.

-- Thom CT.

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Kurt T. Kneller

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#4 posted 11-27-2015 02:40 PM



Really a perfect router table this on my to do list and on the priority list. I do love your final results and was wondering if you were considering posting your sketch up plans. I m sure I m not the only one who would like to build your router table.

- Thom


I do have to update the model since some of the changes were on the fly. When I have them updated I will post a link to them.

Thanks all for taking the time to take a gander and comment.

-- Start with ten, end with ten.......

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stefang

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#5 posted 11-27-2015 06:42 PM

Beautiful build Kurt, it is very classy. I think you did the right thing using all drawers instead of a cabinet at the bottom as so many of us have done. It keep my other routers stored in the bottom and it would be a lot easier to get at them if they were in a drawer.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Texan_Carpenter

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#6 posted 12-19-2016 02:03 AM

Great router station, did you upload your sketchup to the warehouse?

-- Everything is dustier in the South!

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Kurt T. Kneller

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#7 posted 12-19-2016 11:45 PM



Great router station, did you upload your sketchup to the warehouse?

- Texan_Carpenter

Unfortunately,
I never did update the model with the changes.

-- Start with ten, end with ten.......

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 04-28-2017 02:58 PM

Kurt, this is an outstanding router table and it displays a lot of ingenuity and craftsmanship. It will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 04-28-2017 03:11 PM

a very nice router table that you have built …......GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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