New shop! #9: Router Table

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Blog entry by Steve Felsheim posted 09-30-2016 01:33 PM 333 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Shop Essentials Part 9 of New shop! series Part 10: Router Table Continued »

Finally getting around to building a proper router table. I have a cast iron wing on my table saw that houses a router table, but its not ideal. The biggest issue is dust collection (i.e. there is none).

I decided to go with the newest rendition of the New Yankee Workshop router table. I like the features, so, why not (and I don’t have to design it myself!).

Coming along good. Using pre-finished birch plywood and oak for the trip. The top will be MDF with laminate.

Base is basically done, now on to the top and the fence!

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#1 posted 09-30-2016 02:32 PM

Looks great! Please keep us updated on your progress.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#2 posted 09-30-2016 05:57 PM

Very nice…what are you doing for dust collection?

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#3 posted 09-30-2016 08:25 PM


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Steve Felsheim

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#4 posted 10-01-2016 01:58 PM

The center area where the router will live will be enclosed with a door. On the back of the enclosed area will be a 6” port for dust collection. The fence will also have a dust port.

Will post pictures when I get that far!

Very nice…what are you doing for dust collection?

- Redoak49

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#5 posted 10-02-2016 12:06 AM

Very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 10-08-2016 01:35 PM

Thanks for the nice comments everyone. I have posted a new entry with the router table “complete”. (with shots of the dust collection, Redoak49)

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