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Project by Cabman334 posted 06-15-2015 02:59 AM 3348 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been lurking in the background for a few years now and figured maybe it’s time for me to contribute. I’ve noticed quite a few router table designs so I thought I’d add mine to the mix.

Not too much unusual from many others except for my shut-off system. Similar to that which I added to my table saw, mine is turned “on” with the switch as usual. However, I installed a bar at knee level, the end of which presses on the “off” switch. A gentle nudge with my knee turns the router or saw off. Hands free and doesn’t require me to take my eyes or hands off the work piece to hit the switch. And the bar covers the entire front of the tools so I can reach it regardless of my location.

One more idea to add to this incredible mix!

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#1 posted 06-15-2015 03:30 AM

Before I decided on the Kreg table I pondered building my own. But at the time I just didn’t have the time. I did fill in the gaps recently with some much needed cabinets. Love your design Cabman334.i know you must enjoy it.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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#2 posted 06-15-2015 05:33 AM

That’s one of the nicest router tables I’ve ever seen. You did good.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#3 posted 06-15-2015 05:46 AM

That is a brilliant idea on having a shutoff bar rather than just the knee kick paddle (that you have to be in position to find and hit).

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#4 posted 06-15-2015 12:44 PM

You just hit a Grand Slam outta here with you router table. That cut off rail is a brilliant idea! Two thumbs up from me!

-- 1st Cor. 15:1-4

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#5 posted 06-15-2015 01:02 PM

Great build. I’m almost finished with my router table and have been trying to work out a design for a “paddle” to hit the off switch but couldn’t figure anything out that I could hit with my leg that didn’t block access to the drawers. Now I know how to do it! Very simple and very functional, nice job and thanks for that solution!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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at anchor in Orlando

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#6 posted 06-15-2015 05:32 PM

excellent! keep adding!

-- Jack

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#7 posted 06-15-2015 05:52 PM

Nice table. I am in the process of determining whether I want to put an extension on my table saw, or have a separate table for my router. Seeing yours, with all of the storage, makes me lean towards a separate table. I too really like the shut-off bar. Great idea.

-- Joe - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works works anyway.

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#8 posted 06-15-2015 06:31 PM

Awesome design love it

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

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#9 posted 06-15-2015 06:32 PM

The cutoff switch is a nice simple design…and it’s out of the way when you need it to be….very nice…:D

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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Douglas Bordner

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#10 posted 06-15-2015 06:46 PM

That’s brilliant! Would you happen to own some JET stationary wood tools? Just a guess…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#11 posted 06-15-2015 08:09 PM

“Top 3” on your first post…I think that’s a 1st !
very nice job on your router table.
Use it in good health
and post some more stuff !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#12 posted 06-15-2015 08:14 PM

Wow! That is a nice setup. I love the ‘JET’ theme color as well. That would fit into my shop just fine.
Thanks for sharing.

-- The less an idiot knows, the louder he seems to know it!

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#13 posted 06-15-2015 08:49 PM

Your future contributions are already being anticipated. Great build and great idea with the stop bar.

-- Bob

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 06-15-2015 10:43 PM

Excellent router table. Welcome to the Router Table Owners Club!! (RTOC) I love it. is that a Woodpecker Quick Lift in the center?

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 06-15-2015 11:58 PM

Fantastic router table! Please let us see the rest of your shop!

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