The Basement #11: Incra Router Table - Bit Storage

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Blog entry by JL7 posted 01-02-2011 12:30 AM 7902 reads 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Incra Router Table - Template Holder Part 11 of The Basement series Part 12: Major Drum Sander Improvement! »

Added a bit shelf and a drawer to the table, both out of Maple. The shelf is 1” thick laminated from narrow strips basically cutting board style with breadboard ends.

I used a little spray adhesive and some graph paper as a drilling guide – despite that I did manage to drill 2 holes off location…......

The template holder just sits on the bottom and you can slide it out a bit to grab what you need.

The drawer box is painted MDF

Under the dust box are three 1/4-20 bolts for wrapping up the cord, which is annoying when it’s colied up in the dust box…I am seriously considering just cutting the cord shorter, making a pigtail, since the router shouldn’t be coming out of the table,

For now, the bottom part will stay open – don’t really need more drawers and such, don’t really like building stuff without a purpose. Might use the space for lumber storage or maybe store some lesser used bench tools…........

So I think I will call it good for now….thanks for all the comments on the table – it was a fun project.


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#1 posted 01-02-2011 12:50 AM

You certainly thought this out. Nicely done!

I am getting ready to build some additional storage under my saw with a router plate extension, upgrade to a lift in the next month or so. If you don’t mind I would like to borrow your design especially for the Incra template ribbons.

-- Marc

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#2 posted 01-02-2011 01:06 AM

Hey Marc – The template holder isn’t actually my idea – details are here Check the links in that post – some really good info out there on the topic.

Good luck on your project.


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#3 posted 01-02-2011 02:57 AM

That is a top notch machine you have there Jeff.
Count me as jealous.
Someday I will grow up and have a router table.

Very nice job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 01-22-2011 05:55 AM

I still love this table

>getting better all the time, yeah

-- Back home. Fernando

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#5 posted 01-24-2011 10:25 PM

Fernando – you are a funny man!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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