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Router Table Build #6: Final Cabinet Build and Table Top Attachment

07-17-2016 04:54 PM by bkseitz | 1 comment »

The router cabinet is not complete, but I’m getting close. With the table top installed it is now functional. Here’s where I left off the other dayThe main carcass assembled, so my assembly bench is now free for other projects—specifically 3rd cabinet for entertainment center. Table Top PlacementI have a two inch overhang in the front for clamping if needed. I had originally considered pushing the top back 10” and adding a sliding table. However with a coping s...

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Evolution of my Small Woodshop #5: A Router Table you can eat off

10-28-2015 03:46 PM by monster1971 | 1 comment »

My current workbench is a hand-me down kitchen cabinet from my mother in law. A mid grade 3 drawer w/ a butcher block top. I didn’t want to take it at first but then thought…...this would be nice in my woodshop. I threw some wheels on it for mobility and the drawers actually are convenient for holding hold a lot of my power tools. Top is semi sturdy. Fast forward and I thought this would be a great router table. Deciding on a router plate: Did I even need a router p...

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First Cabinet #1: A Brief Walk Through

07-09-2013 06:36 AM by DonLumberJohnson | 0 comments »

This will be a sparse outline of an Incra Router Cabinet Build. I know it’s a blog but am going to open with a review anyway. My initial impression of the LS-25 Super System was positive. The stand and table have substantial weight together and seem stable enough right out of the box. The LS-25 deserves a review all on it’s own. I love the system bunches and hate it a little too. Just like any good relationship should be. Pros – Almost zero learning curve, accura...

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but first...

12-21-2012 03:46 PM by dorr1 | 4 comments »

What started as a mail organizer concept, turned into a completely different project. My wife and I refer to these as “but first” projects.I had a board ready to run through my table saw mounted router, but first I decided it was time to control the dust. I searched, researched, and experimented for days. What I found was a woodpeckers router top for $50 on Craigslist. But first, all it needs is a cabinet, then it will be easy to control the dust!So now it’s 2 weeks later, a...

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My First Router Table #4: Drawers and a Top

07-25-2011 03:09 AM by Dave | 1 comment »

For me, this is a fun part of the project because it’s when things really start to come together. I didn’t get any photos when I built the top but I basically glued together two sheets of MDF and added some laminate countertop from that big orange box store down the street. I trimmed it with red oak, chamfered the sharp edges, and stained it with a combination of TransTint Dye and General Finishes Candlelight. The only unusual part about the top was an idea I had for mounti...

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My First Router Table #2: The Router Table Carcass

06-28-2011 02:43 AM by Dave | 3 comments »

With a design in mind I bought a couple sheets of 4×8 Birch Plywood and got to work. I don’t have pictures of this part of the process, but the first thing I did was to lay out each piece of the carcass on a 4×8 rectangle in Sketchup so I could get check what’d fit and make sure my grain was all pointing in the right direction (at that point I was thinking I might stain the cabinet). I transferred those measurements to the actual plywood sheets. When I marked things...

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My First Router Table #1: The Design

06-27-2011 02:00 AM by Dave | 5 comments »

After a year-and-a-half of woodworking I decided I needed a router table of my own. There are a lot of great examples on this site and they inspired me. All you have to do is browse my favorites to see a few of them. This router cabinet has a lot of firsts for me. I’m using it as both a learning experience and a prototype to convince my wife that I can build something that doesn’t look like I did it in high-school shop class. That’s why you’ll see a bit of over-k...

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Router Table #2: Carcase construction

06-08-2011 05:09 AM by Manitario | 3 comments »

Cabinet sides are rabbeted to fit into a dado in the face frame, and then the bottom of the cabinet sits in a dado in the sides. Probably a simpler way of doing this, but I wanted to expand my very basic set of ww skills. Overall, I’m happy with it so far. Next steps will be to build the drawers, and finish the inside of the cabinet before the back goes on and the drawers go in.

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Router Table #1: Planning and Face Frame

06-06-2011 03:00 AM by Manitario | 9 comments »

After seeing many other beautiful and functional router tables here on LJ’s one of the top projects on my to-do list has been to make a proper router table. I have used an extension wing on my TS as my router table due to space constraints in my current shop; however with an impending move to a new, larger garage, I felt it was finally time to build one. I chose a 24”x 32” laminated MDF top from MCLS. The deciding factor was that it was cheap and I’m broke. Eventuall...

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My Router Cabinet Upgrade #1: What it looks like and what I want to accomplish

02-06-2011 07:04 AM by Woodbutchery | 3 comments »

Years ago I built a large cabinet to hold my (then) new Jet table saw. The preliminary design of the cabinet was to give a long enough extension for the fence as well as eventually provide me with a router table. As with most projects, it took a while, but I eventually found a Freud router that would work with what I wanted, so I got the router, a router table plate from Rockler, and the template to match the place, and installed it. The cabinet was very raw in it’s design, thoug...

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