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Router Table #1: A router table for use with Incra Accessoriess

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Blog entry by Lee A. Jesberger posted 07-01-2008 04:02 PM 1492 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I guess about ten years ago I made a second router table for certain applications. Mostly it was to be used with Incra jigs and accessories.

This table is a little fancier than the last one I posted ands does have a few advantages.

For example there is no back to this cabinet. Both sides have the same door arrangement, so accessing the router is easier to make height adjustments.

Also there is a lot of bit storage in the four vertical pull outs. These too can be pulled out to either side so your able to access them easily.

The mounting plate was originally made from 1/4” Lexan, however there was too much flexing taking place for really accurate work. I replaced the Lexan with 1/4” aluminum plate. This is rock solid and provided the stability to do really intricate and precise work, as the Incra jigs are designed to do.

In the picture the table is sitting on a furniture dolly. Since having bought a shaper this table, like the last one is rarely used. Now it supports a Blum hinge machine, which is very heavy. Having it on wheels make it easy to move around the shop.

While this cabinet does have dust collection, and it works fairly well, it’s not as effective as the one on the other table.

By the way, the laminate was left over from a job. (I don’t want anyone thinking I bought this color for a router table)

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#1 posted 07-01-2008 04:58 PM

Very nice router table, Lee. Thanks for sharing your ideas!!!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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bigguy

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#2 posted 07-01-2008 05:10 PM

Lee-
Great table…love the pink top :) I like the verticle design for bit storage.

-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. New TX resident...

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bryano

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#3 posted 07-01-2008 05:56 PM

Cool Table Lee. I like the bit storage.

-- bryano

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 07-01-2008 07:06 PM

Pink is my favorite color you know.

Thanks guys.

Lee

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Callum Kendall

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#5 posted 07-01-2008 07:08 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 07-01-2008 07:16 PM

Thanks Callum.

Lee

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 07-01-2008 07:32 PM

I like it a lot, A good simple no frills design.

I like the vertical bit storage set up.

I think I’m going to modify my stand with drawers like yours.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#8 posted 07-01-2008 07:46 PM

Lee-
I think you should have edged the top with Bubinga, then made a inlay around the aluminum plate out of Brazilian Cherry, ya know, just to accent that laminate.
Cool project, lots of woodworkers should get some inspirational ideas from this design.

Thanks for posting

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davidtheboxmaker

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#9 posted 07-01-2008 08:36 PM

Lee
Nice table. I’m putting one together at the moment – really like your pull out bit storage. Think I’ll include that in mine – or something very like it – thanks for the post.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 07-02-2008 01:02 AM

Hi Dick;

No frills? What about the pink top?

Thanks;

Lee

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 07-02-2008 01:04 AM

Hi David;

You know, I do have some Bubinga in the shop, AND Brazilian Cherry!

I could… Oh never mind.

Thanks;

Lee

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 07-02-2008 01:08 AM

Hi David the Box Maker;

The pull out bit storage is pretty handy.

One side of the cabinet is 1/2 ” shanks, the other 1/4”. Actually only one of the four is 1/4”.

It is convenient though.

Thank you;

Lee

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 07-02-2008 10:26 AM

Nice table Lee. You should get a lot of work out of that one.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 07-02-2008 12:19 PM

Lee,
Nice set up, I really like the slide out storage for router bits great idea.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 07-02-2008 12:29 PM

Lee!

I’m sorry I didn’t mention the top.

I hope you accept my apology.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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