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Router Table #1: Design

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Blog entry by harper_07 posted 07-02-2012 06:30 PM 5123 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have purchases an Incra LS 17 Positioner and router table top. Plan on building the table base and putting it on wheels. the height will also allow me to use it as an “outfeed” table for my MFT/3. Below is a link to the sketchup drawing I have done for this project. Have not located any drawers on the right side yet.

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#1 posted 07-04-2012 07:18 AM

harper_07, welcome to the best woodworking site on the web.
There are some really good router table designs on this great site.
I really like this JL7 design.
Blakes router table design was very good too.
Check out this table by DonnBailik, I really like his Drawer fronts.
Here is another Incra equipped router station built by Greg The Box Sculptor.
I saved this innovative design router table cause it’s a face frame table too.
Treeman built a really nice home for his router.
I enjoyed building my router station for an old Incra fence system. I utilized a lot of the router table designs I found on Lumberjocks. These router station designs could be helpful to anyone building one.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#2 posted 07-04-2012 12:59 PM

Thak You for the great links. I will definitely be re-engineering my table. Love the retractable power from your table. One of the things that is missing from my design is how to get the dust out of the box the router is housed in. I see in Blake’s and Treeman’s there is a board that seems to separate the dust collection hose from the router box. Does this board need to be angled? What is going on behind the board?

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#3 posted 07-05-2012 02:46 AM

Your welcome, I’m glad to help. I don’t know how well the dust collection works on Blakes table but it looks like the air vent in his door is for air flow or an entrance for the air to flow into the router cabinet. One thing I’ve read a couple times is that you don’t want the router totally sealed in the router cabinet. I suggest you send those guys a pm to ask what they recommend for dust control for your router station. Blake is a really nice guy and talented woodworker, I’m sure he’d be glad to help you out with your design.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#4 posted 07-05-2012 08:34 PM

So I played with my design over the holiday. this is what I have so far. Added a couple Drawers. Bottom opening will be covered by doors for now. Added a board in the back of the router box to create a baffle. Still a little confused about what goes behind that baffle, does it get sealed up? is it just open to the DC port? Still working that out.

I am not saying this design is any good but if anyone wants the sketchup let me know I am glad to re-post it.

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#5 posted 07-06-2012 11:32 PM

I’ve just constructed this design for an LS-17, and it works fine. Of course, the LS-17, and all Incra Positioners, require adequate space to the right of the fence – I have the TS-LS router table (extension to my cabinet saw), and used this in conjunction with an aux fence of 3/4” plywood – I had Incra send along some UHMW Plastic strips, to put under the Fence (the Wonder Fence & Pro II fences ride on the Table Top).
The Table is 4/4 maple, with furniture-grade Plywood drawer fronts; the drawer internals are 3/4 MDF. The height is a wopping 43” (I’m 6’6”), which is perfect for me. The Table is 44” wide by 25”, the Top is 46” width. All joinery is Domino.
The back, behind the router, has a funnel connector to a 4” DC line, as well as the Wonder Fence (Incra) having a 2”-to-4”connection: thereby, I have a downdraft providing suction through the router, and suction at the bit.

I’m having trouble posting pictures – I’ll post this and continue trying on the photos.
MJCD

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#6 posted 07-06-2012 11:50 PM

OK – Lumberjocks upgraded their photo handling. I’ll try this again.

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#7 posted 07-06-2012 11:52 PM



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