|Project by blockhead||posted 05-05-2009 08:29 PM||2016 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
This is my router table base just recently completed. I made this for my shop at work. It’s made mostly from 3/4” oak ply with a Rockler table top. The two oversized bottom drawers are great storage for bits, accessories, routers ,etc.After seeing some of the tables on LJ, I added the two small pullout drawers on either side. I used some scrap pegboard for bit storage of my most used bits. Above the bits is the big paddle l/O switch which is still easily accessible with the half drawers. I didn’t want a big switch hanging off the side of the table, which could get bashed into something too easily while moving it in my small shop at work.
I wanted more dust collection for when I don’t have the fence straddling the bit, so I used a floor attachment and some extra hose for under the table. The hose connects to a T fitting I made from schedule 40 PVC, (I like to make the stuff when I can), and the vacuum to the other end of the fitting. I was surprised at how well it worked.
I got the Bosch router and lift a few months ago and I love it! I especially like the above table height adjustment.
-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.