Router Table

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Project by JT23325 posted 10-10-2014 10:35 PM 5496 views 20 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project has been a long time coming. I have seen lots of very fine variations on LJ’s, but after looking at my specific needs I came up with this. The table top was made of a 1 1/4 office desk top that has Formica lamination on both the top and bottom. The Cabinet is birch ply with matching bitch drawer fronts. The drawers are made of 1/2 in poplar with through dovetail joints with the exception of the bottom drawer and that is made from 3/4 inch poplar with through dovetail joints. The two largest drawers are equipped with heavy duty (100lb) full access hinges. I equipped the table with a shutoff paddle switch and a 2 socket outlet, as I use the table for more than routing and wanted to have the power. I contemplated weather to make the table top a lift top or a hard mount. My previous table had the lift top and I decided I liked the extra access it provided, as it makes it easier to do the maintenance on my router without having to remove it from the table. As for power for the router, I installed a hidden junction bow behind the outlet to plug the router in. Acccess to this area is gained by removing the drawers on the top right side and removing the cover plate. My fence and lift are both made by Jessum.

Thanks for looking.

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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#1 posted 10-10-2014 10:48 PM

One of the nicest router tables I have seen.

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#2 posted 10-10-2014 11:25 PM

nicely done!

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#3 posted 10-11-2014 06:00 PM

Very nice job JT. I like the additions of the lift top with adjustable support. Very well planned and executed.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 10-11-2014 10:03 PM

Lots of features on this one… great job

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 10-12-2014 01:56 AM

I’ll just say amen! to all of the above comments. Building one like this is high on my WW project priority lst.

-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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#6 posted 10-12-2014 02:00 AM

I think you are one of the first that I have seen with the safety switch in the perfect place, at the knees. Thank you for posting.

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#7 posted 10-12-2014 02:34 AM

Thank you all for the kind comments

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 10-12-2014 09:46 PM

I love it. Lots of good thought went into that router station!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 10-13-2014 03:23 AM

Great work. Really well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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