Router table top

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Project by Nic posted 08-31-2015 12:26 PM 1529 views 4 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My 3.25 Horse Freud router died after many years of service, which gave me the expensive opportunity to redo my router table. I purchased the Woodpecker V2 lift and the Porter Cable 3.25 Horse Router to fit the lift. I already had the incra jig, so i incorporated that into my design. I moved the router to the center of my shop, so i had to size it the same height as my work table, and i wanted the incra jig removable as to not be in the way of other workspace. I did this by adding T track, which also is used for the normal fence. I already had all the accessories, so making my own table top made the most sense. I purchased a sheet of laminate from Menards for 10$ and some Inch and a half MDF, cut the hold for the woodpecker plate with a router and jig saw, then trimmed it off with poplar trim. Overall, I like how versitile it turned out. The woodpecker lift is awesome. I no longer have to try to contort my body trying to get under the table to switch out a bit. The cabinet base is made out of oak and oak ply. I currently do not have the drawers and cabinet doors created, which is a winter project. I am still assessing my dust collection methods for the table. I already have the dust collection for the fence, which does get 75% of it, but there is a lot to fall into the router box, which will eventually be sealed off, vented for cooling the router, and a dust collection port added.

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#1 posted 09-01-2015 07:05 PM

Looking Good.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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