Router Table - Cherry

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Project by xcuse4tools posted 06-23-2015 04:42 PM 1441 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is how it always starts….. Project from 2003, Wanted to make a router table for a while. After I bought the fence, you really need a router lift, a variable speed 3 HP router is important since you have a stable work surface now and you don’t want to have to keep changing out the router during a project. Since you have those, you should really should enclose the cabinet and have a hook up for dust collection, with an external on/off switch and oh yeah, some drawers to store bits and tools – those should probably have full extension slides for full access. The cabinet is pretty heavy, so I should really put some wheels on it so it can be moved around. I might as well put some plexiglass on the door for the router so I can see what’s going on in there. Without much effort, you realize that you have made a substantial investment and it is a short step to convince yourself that you might as well make the cabinet out of cherry – you probably wont be able to afford to go on vacation this year anyway….. I am always thankful for an understanding wife who puts up with my wood working/tool collection hobby (habit?). By the way, the cabinet works well – really keeps vibration and noise down. Cabinet is Cherry ply, with solid wood trim. Drawers are Birch ply. Laminate for the top with cherry trim pieces.

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#1 posted 06-23-2015 08:12 PM

Sure is a nice Router Table.
Just think, that cherry will only get prettier!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Chem, Central California

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#2 posted 06-23-2015 09:53 PM

Nice job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 06-24-2015 12:47 PM

i feel like i need to spend some more time on my router table now. very nice.

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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#4 posted 06-24-2015 01:20 PM

Very nice build. The Cherry makes for a fine looking cabinet.

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

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#5 posted 06-24-2015 04:29 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 06-24-2015 07:23 PM

Nice table with all that storage. Are you going to add a guide slot for a coping sled?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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