|Project by TheGman||posted 11-13-2015 03:58 PM||3568 views||26 times favorited||16 comments|
Last year I lucked into a new Bench Dog router Lift, PC 7518 Router, and the Incra fence on Craigslist for a song and decided to build the table around the an Incra stand.
The top is some scrap laminate counter top I sourced from a local cabinet shop. I laminated a 3/4” sheet of ply to it for an 1.5” thick top. Sides are birch ply and all hardwood is poplar. Finished with BLO and blonde shellac.
Most router tables I see online have the dust port tangent with the bottom of the router box. Here, I shifted the dust point down 3/4” from the bottom of the router box. This give more area for dust to go. The vent slots in the front are ~1/4” up from the face frame. The idea is that the slot would create laminar flow across the bottom of the box. It works very well. After waxing the inside of the box, the only sawdust build up I get is up against the door between the box bottom and the vent slot.
Here are some more images:
Dust Port Fixture: