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Project by Rayne posted 07-18-2014 02:40 AM 1636 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my router table with router lift. It is based on the design by Steve Ramsey from Woodworking for Mere Mortals. I reverse engineered and modified it to suit my needs (mainly height, width, and depth). This was a very challenging project considering I didn’t have my Delta table saw at the time. I only used an old Ryobi table saw (vibrates a lot), Circular Saw, Router, Kreg Jig, and of course Drill, glue, etc.
The router Lift is from Woodshop magazine. It works fairly well so far; just have to make sure there’s enough paste wax on the lift screw for a smooth operation. The most challenging part of this build had to be working with stock lumber from Lowes. Nothing was square, straight, flat, etc. Since my table saw sucked, it just made it more difficult to align everything. In the end it worked out, but not before going through a LOT of frustrating moments. I was also a little nervous about the electrical wiring, but I’m very satisfied with it now.
Dust collection works fine, but I’ll have to add a few things inside the router lift area to “funnel” the dust towards the hole. Other than that, this has been a great addition to my workshop.





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MrNorwood

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#1 posted 07-18-2014 11:26 AM

looks good

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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lew

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#2 posted 07-18-2014 01:00 PM

Nice!
I made the same lift, a couple of years ago. It is still working great.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 07-18-2014 01:59 PM

That’s a great looking router table and a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Lumberpunk

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#4 posted 07-18-2014 03:49 PM

Having a good table/lift/fence makes everything so much faster and easier… congratulations… nice build.

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#5 posted 07-18-2014 06:44 PM

Great table

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 07-18-2014 07:13 PM

Looks like the work of a professional

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 07-19-2014 02:12 AM

A good router table and a good set-up are a necessity for any shop… I built the “Norm” r.t. several years ago, and it serves me well….This one you built will do the same…..If precesion is what you’re after, then this table will get it for you…...Very nice build…...Do you plan to put a finish on it…? I used about 3 coats of a 50/50 mix of tung oil and mineral spirits on mine, and it’s held up so far…....It also protects the wood from moisture…..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Rayne

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#8 posted 07-19-2014 04:16 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments. It’s been quite useful in my recent projects and can’t imagine my shop without it. As for the finish, I have debated about it and may put on a coat of danish oil. I have no experience with this stuff or many other finishes to that matter. I’ve only used stains and stain powders in the past with coats of Polyurethane for the 2 furniture I built. I bought the Danish oil to finish my Workbench when it is complete based upon numerous research so I think it might be good for the router table.

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JBorfair

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#9 posted 07-19-2014 06:00 PM

I built one of these tables too. I enjoy Steve Ramsey’s stuff. It sure is nice to have a nice router table.

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Roger

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#10 posted 11-12-2014 02:36 PM

The lift is a super nice addition to the router table. I need to add this also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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