Router Table

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Project by blockhead posted 05-05-2009 08:29 PM 2136 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 05-06-2009 01:11 AM

Brad, I just saw your box posting. This looks way too nice for a shop…maybe it belongs as part of a bedroom suite, but your wife probably wouldn’t go for that… seriously…nice job.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#2 posted 05-06-2009 01:34 AM

I’m with Martin this looks like high end furniture. great job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 05-06-2009 01:35 AM

Quite a fancy table-cabinet… It seems to reflect the pride you take in all of your projects…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#4 posted 05-06-2009 11:50 AM

Wow! You guys are too kind! Thanks for the comments LJ’s!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#5 posted 05-06-2009 12:11 PM

looks great…very nice….good job

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#6 posted 05-06-2009 04:33 PM

Great looking router table. The dust collection is unique!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 05-07-2009 12:54 AM

Nice looking router table.

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#8 posted 05-07-2009 12:58 AM

WOW. Looks like a fine piece of furniture. I’d be afraid to use it as I would scuff it up….........LOL
Great job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#9 posted 05-09-2009 06:23 AM

Definitely a fancy router table. I know you will get a lot of good use with it. I have a stock Jessem router table and seeing your table motivates me to build a cabinet style. Is that a Bosch 2.25 h.p.. router you are using? The Bosch always seems to get great ratings.
Keep up the great work

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#10 posted 05-10-2009 06:17 PM

Thanks a lot LJ’s! I have gotten a lot of use from it already. Actually Greg, the router I have is the 2hp. It doesn’t have the speed control, but I plan to add one myself soon, I hope.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#11 posted 01-29-2014 08:04 PM

Saw your spirit box . And had to see if the rest was as good I wasn’t disappointed. Fantastic boxes

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