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Project by johnstoneb posted 07-22-2014 01:16 PM 2783 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve needed a cabinet for my router table for a while. LJ CarterR posted a cabinet he made from plans Kreg had posted. I liked what he had done. I down loaded the Kreg plans modified them to my desires and this is the result. Just have to hook up to my DC. It is all 1/2” Baltic Birch Plywood.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID





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ChrisK

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#1 posted 07-22-2014 03:04 PM

Pretty nice.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 07-22-2014 03:06 PM

Nice project for you router table. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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luv2learn

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#3 posted 07-22-2014 03:15 PM

This is a very clean and efficient looking cabinet. I am sure you will get years of service out of it. Great build.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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sawdustjeff

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#4 posted 07-23-2014 02:00 PM

Very nice!
Are you going to hook your DC to the router compartment? I’m planning on enclosing my JessEm cabinet also but I worry about overheating the router without an outside air source. Have you given any thought to that?
Jeff

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#5 posted 07-23-2014 02:39 PM

I you look at the picture of the cabinet on the bench you will see a 4” hole ifor dust collection. I just finished hooking up to my DC yesterday. I think the air flow from that will stop any overheat conditions. At least that was my plan.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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sawdustjeff

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#6 posted 07-23-2014 03:03 PM

Ahah!
Missed that!
I’ve thought that if the DC didn’t pull in enough air to cool the router that I might add a few slotted 4” openings covered on the inside of the cabinet with a piece of nylon stocking.

Putting a router in a cabinet is like owning a boat. As soon as you get one, you immediately want a bigger one!

Jeff

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timbertailor

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#7 posted 07-23-2014 06:55 PM

Looks like a great way to keep all you “poo-poo in one pile!”

Should make finding things for your router much easier (and a great excuse to buy more router accessories).

Enjoy!

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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tkpunk

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#8 posted 10-03-2014 03:13 AM

Hi johnstoneb, I just got the same Jessem router table/stand, and wanted to do a similar cabinet. Is the cabinet secured to the base, or just tight-fit?
Thanks
Terrence

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#9 posted 10-03-2014 10:31 AM

It sets on a piece of 1/2” plywood and a fairly tight fit on the top. I used1’/4” foam weather strip to seal the top for my dust collector.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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tkpunk

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#10 posted 10-04-2014 03:35 AM

Great, thanks Bruce.

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