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Lift Top Router Table with Dust Collection in the Fence

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Project by Ron posted 01-06-2016 10:42 PM 2148 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been trying to reduce the dust in my basement shop and I needed a new router table. So I borrowed the Incra fence design for dust collection and incorporated it into my version of a lift top table. I made the top from 11/2” Anglem Pedra with a white oak cabinet face/doors and plywood cabinet. The fence is mounted to an old Shopsmith Jointer/shaper fence. I mounted a Frued Ft 2000 router under the table with a RouterRize retofit lift. I used a Rakego folding bracket to support the top in the up position. http://www.rocaindustry.com/marine/Product/Rakego-folding-bracket/177/Full%7C350/

The dust collection works far better that I could have hoped. I have a dust and chip free area after using the table. The ole re-purposed ShopSmith fence with the duct face is very solid. The air flow is shown in the attached sketch.

-- Ron,Ohio,





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#1 posted 01-07-2016 12:40 AM

That’s really cool. Great job on a smart design.

-- Matt

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#2 posted 01-07-2016 01:20 AM

Ron, super nice looking cabinet. Hope it works well for you.

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htl

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#3 posted 01-07-2016 03:46 AM

Nicely done and well thought out.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#4 posted 01-07-2016 06:37 AM

Looks like it turned out great. Nice job amd thanks for sharing the details.

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Tooch

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#5 posted 01-07-2016 10:23 AM

Ron that is an INCREDIBLY beautiful router table. Not only does it look great, but the reduction in dust and chips is going to be well worth all the time spent in engineering.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#6 posted 01-07-2016 02:01 PM

Unique design for dust collection, also like the open sided side drawers, may have to barrow that.

-- Doug...

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#7 posted 01-07-2016 02:23 PM

Ron, you’ve done a fine job on this router table. It will be a great source of efficiency in your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#8 posted 01-07-2016 03:29 PM

Stellar job on the new router table…It will serve you well in the coming years….Great job on the build…..Enjoy..

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#9 posted 01-07-2016 03:34 PM

Looks great ,I built my router table to tilt up also ,it really helps when you don’t have a lift.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 01-07-2016 05:45 PM

Ron, that is a beautiful router table. I currently have the cabinet built for mine. Will have to rethink the top, fence and dust collection after seeing yours.

-- Dan, TN

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