The Router Table and Cabinet Blog #6: Done and Done

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Blog entry by chazmonro posted 03-09-2008 10:54 PM 1203 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I finally finished it up and installed it… so here is what it looks like in place guys. I really enjoyed this one… now I need to design and build a bench for my compound miter saw.

Done and Done

I put all my router stuff inside too… finally a place for my woodpeckers joinery fences.
Drawers open and full

I did use the original brackets that use to be what supported the table to now support the gold rails and make the whole saw and router table one cohesive unit.

Thanks for looking again guys.

-- Chuck [Elgin, IL]

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#1 posted 03-09-2008 11:22 PM

Wow!!!! That is a sweeeeeeeeet setup! I like how you incorporated the table saw and router table together with the Incra system. I’ve been following your progress and it’s great to see it finished with all the toys on top. I have been using my new Incra router table lately and absolutely loving it.

This will be an awesome edition to your shop. Excellent job. Happy woodworking!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 03-09-2008 11:35 PM

wow i love that setup. most of the router tables you see on table saws are just the table but I’ve never seen one with a full cabinet before. enjoy!

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#3 posted 03-10-2008 01:38 AM

Very nice job! Would it be a lot of trouble if you wanted to move it?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 03-10-2008 01:54 AM

I don’t plan to move it.

-- Chuck [Elgin, IL]

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#5 posted 03-10-2008 03:56 AM


You have a really nice set-up with the combination of the router table, incra fence and table saw into one unit. With the outfeed table in back you are ready to cut any size lumber or sheet goods and have a nice router table as well.

Nice post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 03-10-2008 04:44 PM

Very nice, & well done.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 03-10-2008 04:50 PM

Very nice, I love that concept. Good use of space and fence.
It looks in picture #1 that the router table is lower than the saw. Is that true?

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 03-10-2008 04:58 PM

No its not lower… camera distorion… they area dead nuts level to each other… that was the reason for the whole buildup in the first place, the table top sat between the gold rails and hung the router lift from it, and over time the top began to sag. I added a torsion box type grid to the bottom of the table, and though I am sure the gold rails would have held the extra weight, I decided to beef it up by putting some added support under the table. Thus I designed and built the cabinet.

by the way if anyone is interested in my little ball hitch knobs… my dad says they are knobs… I personally still question it because the size of the bolt that is used to hold them in place, they must be for some pretty beefy cabinets or something.

-- Chuck [Elgin, IL]

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#9 posted 03-15-2008 02:56 PM


Table looks sweet. I’ve dreamed of doing something like this… but less practical when all my tools are on wheels (and I don’t want to build a huge rolling cart).

What did you end up doing afa the 45-degree blocks inside? Does the dust collection work only from the back, or do you put a fence up w/ a hose on the table as well? And of course, how well does the whole setup work?


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#10 posted 03-15-2008 08:36 PM

I haven’t started using it yet, but I’ll let you know how it works as soon as I do… I have two young children, so my shop time isn’t very regular… but I’ll be in there soon again, I’m planning a miter saw satation next.

-- Chuck [Elgin, IL]

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#11 posted 04-24-2008 05:55 AM

Superb work and organization! Love it! Thanks for sharing your progress… I found this looking for ideas for a design I’m working on. I’m considering the Woodpecker’s alum. plate. What do the leveling set screws ride on (the sell a template I saw on their site)?

-- God bless! Freddo (Northern - NJ) Our Creator designed us to create - so use WOOD!

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